Kinshasa, DRC | Xinhua | A group of rebels attacked several neighborhoods, including army and police positions, in the city of Bukavu, capital of South Kivu province in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), early Wednesday, according to security sources.
The attack, which was blamed on a movement called “CPC 64,” began at about 01:40am local time, targeted several positions of the Armed Forces of the DRC (FARDC) and the Congolese National Police (PNC) in urban neighborhoods, they said.
Gen. Bob Kilubi, FARDC commander in South Kivu, said the army captured some of the attackers, who numbered over 40 and were shooting while chanting slogans calling for “liberation” of the country.
Gunshots can still be heard in some areas of Bukavu as security forces try to capture the attackers.
South Kivu governor Theo Kasi said the situation is stabilizing, according to local media outlet ACTUALITE.CD.