One dead in Congo street clashes: medical source


At least one person was shot dead and two wounded when police and opposition supporters clashed in Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital Kinshasa early medical sources said.

The violence flared after the offices of opposition figure Etienne Tshisekedi’s UDPS party burned down in an apparent attack by his opponents ahead of an election scheduled for November, and police moved to secure the area, Reuters reports.

The victims were struck by bullets, said Desire Kabongo, administrator of the Bondeko Clinic where they were taken.