Heavy gunfire near UN base in DR Congo's Beni

Heavy gunfire near UN base in DR Congo
# 25 November 2019 15:31 (UTC +04:00)

Heavy gunfire was heard outside a UN base near the eastern town of Beni, where people had gone to protest after an armed group killed eight civilians, APA reports citing Sputnik.

The shooting reportedly came from Congolese security forces who sought to disperse the protest, the reporter said.

Earlier in the day, residents set fire to the town hall in Beni in the Democratic republic of the Congo after eight people were killed in a rebel attack.