22 dead in Congo capital shootout

  BRAZZAVILLE: At least 22 people died as a result of Monday’s firefight in Congo’s capital between soldiers and the bodyguard of a wanted high-ranking army officer, a source in the city morgue told reporters. “Twenty-two bodies … have been brought here from the scene of the clashes,” the source said Tuesday on condition of anonymity. On Monday a gun battle erupted around a colonel’s residence in Brazzaville, sowing panic in the streets of the capital of the Republic of Congo. A media reporter saw six bodies inside the residence…

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