A soldier of the DR Congo national army, FARDC, was shot dead on Sunday, Aug. 22 after he had killed the father of a girl he attempted to rape, two of his colleagues, and a civilian in Kisangani, a town in the northeast of the country.
“A sergeant on Sunday killed by bullets, two soldiers and a civilian sent to arrest him after he killed a father who blocked him from raping his daughter,” Colonel Gerard Bosange, assistant chief of police in Tshopo, northeast of the DR Congo revealed.
“On orders from the authorities in Kinshasa, the police and the army used a mortar to kill the soldier who was carrying two war weapons and five loaded chargers,” Colonel Bosange explained.
Meanwhile, in a related development, a police officer was arrested on Monday, Aug. 24 in a popular quarter in Kisangani town after killing a motorbike rider.
Eyewitness said the police officer was surrounded by a group of protesting bike riders in a police station when the incident happened.
On Aug. 11, a Congolese soldier killed two officers who were against his wife being carried in a military vehicle in Beni, situated in the destabilised region of Eastern DR Congo where military operations are being carried out against armed groups.
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