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Hundreds of prisoners escape after armed group attacks east Congo facility

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Rebels of the Allied Democratic Forces attacked the Kakwangura prison during a transfer of prisoners. Three ADF attackers burned to death in the assault, he said. The rebels launched the attack based on information that women prisoners associated with their group would be transferred from Beni to Butembo.
4 months ago·Beni, Congo, Democratic Republic of the

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Hundreds of prisoners escape after armed group attacks east Congo facility

By Erikas Mwisi Kambale BENI, Democratic Republic of Congo - Hundreds of prison inmates in the eastern Congolese city of Butembo have escaped after the facility was attacked by an armed group overnight, local authorities said on Tuesday. Two police officers were killed and part of the prison was damaged by a fire during the attack by Mai-Mai militiamen, said Antony Mwalushayi, a

4 months ago·United Kingdom
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More than 700 prisoners escape Congo jail

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4 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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5 dead, 750 escape in rebel attack on eastern Congo prison

At least five people, including two policemen, were killed in an attack on a prison in which about 750 inmates escaped in Congo’s eastern Butembo town, local officials said Wednesday.

4 months ago·United States
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5 dead, 750 escape in rebel attack on eastern Congo prison

Officials in eastern Congo say that at least five people, including two policemen, were killed in an attack on a prison in which about 750 inmates escaped in Butembo town

4 months ago·United States
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Hundreds of prisoners escape after armed group attacks east Congo facility

Hundreds of prison inmates in the eastern Congolese city of Butembo have escaped after the facility was attacked by an armed group overnight, local authorities said on Tuesday.

4 months ago·Malaysia
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5 dead, 750 escape in rebel attack on eastern Congo prison

Officials in eastern Congo say that at least five people, including two policemen, were killed in an attack on a prison in which about 750 inmates escaped in Butembo town

4 months ago·Washington, United States
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