DR Congo ‘repulses’ TV, airport and army base attacks

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s army has repulsed several attacks in the capital, Kinshasa, by an “unknown terrorist group”, the government says.

The state TV headquarters, the international airport and a military base in the city were all targeted.

The information minister said the situation was now under control and about 46 attackers had been killed.

Meanwhile, the army has also clashed with unknown gunmen on the outskirts of Lubumbashi, a military spokesman said.

Government spokesman Lambert Mende said action had been taken to “preserve at any price” the structures of government He told the BBC that some of the attackers in Lubumbashi, the main city of DR Congo’s southern mineral-rich Katanga province, had been arrested.

– BBC.