Chinese murdered after DRC mining site attack


DRC's M23 rebels that terrorise civilians. File photo

From JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC
DRC Bureau
KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – TWO Chinese nationals have been killed after unidentified assailants attacked a Chinese-owned mining site in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Two members of their security detail were also murdered during the attack in the Misisi area of Fizi Territory, South Kivu Province.

Perpetrators seized an unspecified amount of cash, mobile phones and other items.

There has been increased security as police attempt to locate and apprehend the perpetrators.

Transport disruptions and clashes between security forces and the assailants could not be ruled out in the coming days.

This is the second time in as many months that Chinese have been attacked in the Fizi Territory.

On September 1, suspected armed bandits killed two nationals, members of their security detail and a driver while leaving Ngalula.

Armed assailants attempted to seize mining minerals in transit.

The Chinese embassy has reiterated advice on its nationals in the troubled Central African country to beef up security.

South Kivu is one of numerous provinces the embassy has dissuaded Chinese nationals from visiting.

The resources-rich DRC is under siege from dozens of rebel groups, mainly operating in the east.

– CAJ News

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