Nearly thousand inmates escaped from prison in Congo

Nearly thousand inmates escaped from prison in Congo
Eight prison guards killed during attack

Baku. 12 June. REPORT.AZ/ At least 930 prisoners escaped and 11 people were killed during a militant attack on a prison in the central Democratic Republic of Congo.

Report informs citing the Reuters, the attack occurred on Sunday in Congo's northeastern town of Beni, according to the provincial governor Julien Paluku. Out of 966 prisoners, only 36 remained in jail after the attack, which claimed the lives of 11 people, including eight prison guards, the governor said.

The attackers used heavy weapons in order to overrun the prison security. The assailants have not yet been identified, as there are multiple militant groups reportedly operating in the area. 

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