Armed men free over 1,300 prisoners from a jail in eastern DRC

Blaming the presence of an Islamist militant group operating in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the town’s mayor informed that armed men have freed more than 1,300 prisoners from a jail in the region.

Modeste Bakwanamaha stated, “Only 110 of 1,456 inmates, including a number of militia fighters, remained following the simultaneous early-morning assaults on the Kangbayi central prison in Beni and the military camp defending it.”

The Islamic State said the attack was carried out by the fighters from its Central African Province franchise. And it must be noted that the group had, in past, claimed responsibility for several suspected ADF attacks.

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