‘Drunk’ Soldiers Allegedly Kill 15 Persons in D.R. Congo

Drunk Soldiers Allegedly Kill 15 Persons in DR Congo (News Central TV)

Two drunk soldiers have allegedly shot dead 15 people in separate attacks in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

This comes after six individuals were injured as soldiers attempted to carry out an arrest by throwing a grenade into a crowd.

Before being captured, an intoxicated soldier aboard a boat on Lake Tanganyika killed eight passengers, including children, according to a South Kivu official.

In Ituri province, another soldier killed a colonel, his bodyguard, and five civilians on Sunday. As he escaped, the killer, who was also alleged to be drunk, was shot dead by a colleague.

People in eastern DR Congo have been subjected to repeated attacks by dozens of armed groups for more than two decades.

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Félix Tshisekedi, the president, has stated that eliminating the violence is a primary priority for his government.

Recall that almost a year ago, two provinces were placed under siege. However, the rebels and sometimes ill-disciplined Congolese soldiers have continued to wreck devastation.

Meanwhile, M23 rebels have announced their withdrawal from communities they occupied in DR Congo. The M23 briefly controlled the city of Goma before being defeated and forced out of the nation, becoming one of the many armed organisations roaming eastern DR Congo.

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