Rebel chief on the run after DR Congo prison break

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(FILES) This file photo taken on July 2, 2013 shows Congolese police and UN soldiers standing guard after an incident at the Makala jail in Kinshasa. Rebels from an outlawed political-religious group attacked Kinshasa’s central prison on May 17, 2017, breaking out their leader and about 50 other prisoners, the Congolese government said. “Followers of the Bundu Dia Kongo (BDK) attacked Makala prison at dawn and broke out around 50 prisoners including their guru, Ne Muanda Nsemi,” government spokesman Lambert Mende said, indicating that police had given chase. / AFP PHOTO / Junior D. KANNAH

Rebels from an outlawed political-religious group attacked Kinshasa’s central prison on Wednesday, breaking out their leader and about 50 other prisoners, the Congolese government said.

The pre-dawn attack was carried out by a secessionist rebel group which rejects the authority of President Joseph Kabila’s government and wants to set up a parallel state in…

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