23 die in clashes in central DRC

  • December 8, 2016

In weekend clashes started by tribal rivalry in the Democratic Republic of Cocentral Tshikapa region around 23 people died, the deputy governor of Kasai province said on Monday. A lot of fighting has occurred from Friday to Sunday between police and troops on one hand and the members of a local militia on the other. This has caused the death of 13 people and 14 others have been injured among security forces. The fighting was due to the rivalry between the new traditional chief and his uncle, who came to oust his nephew and seize power.

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