Unrest in Kinshasa
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Four killed in election unrest in DR Congo

Four people have been killed in the DR Congo capital Kinshasa after incumbent Joseph Kabila's victory in presidential polls was announced on Friday.

Police shot dead three looters, with one woman hit by a stray bullet, according to national police chief General Charles Bisengimana.

Since the results, there have also been unconfirmed reports of deaths in Mbuji-Mayi and North Kivu.

The BBC's Thomas Hubert in Kinshasa said that all the city's shops were closed on Saturday as shopkeepers feared they would be a target for looters.

  • 10 Dec 2011
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