Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Armed men storm Congo prison, freeing over 900 inmates in coordinated attack

A jail cell. ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images


Armed men freed around 900 prisoners from a jail in Beni, east Democratic Republic of Congo, in a coordinated attack in the early hours of Tuesday morning, the town’s mayor said, blaming an Islamist militant group operating in the area.

Only 100 out of more than 1,000 inmates remained following the simultaneous assault on the Kangbayi central prison and on the military camp defending it, said Modeste Bakwanamaha.  Read more >>