A drunken soldier opened fire on passers-by on the night of Thursday, July 30 to Friday, July 31, in South Kivu in eastern DR Congo. At least twelve people, including a two-year-old girl, have lost their lives.
A provisional assessment
According to Le Figaro, citing corroborating sources, a military “drunk” shot at passers-by on the night of Thursday, July 30, in South Kivu in eastern DR Congo. Ndaburwa Rukalisa, head of the city of Sange, reported a provisional death toll of twelve.
“The author is a drunken soldier of the FARDC (Armed Forces of the DRC) who shot at least twenty civilians crossed on his way to the Rutanga district in the city of Sange in the territory of Uvira (South Kivu, east) “, declared a magistrate of the territory of Uvira.
Demonstration of the population
Army spokesman in the Uvira region, Captain Dieudonné Kasereka, said the assailant ran away with his armed and has not yet been found. Angry people have come out against the army. According to the officer, an army and UN mission delegation was dispatched to calm the crowds.
Since the morning of this Friday, the national road that crosses this region has been blocked by demonstrators. Tree branches and tires were burnt on the roads.
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