We Have Defeated the Terrorists- DRC

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Congolese soldiers managed to kill eight and captured three of the 30 armed assailants who attacked the building of the TRNC (state television). The gunmen had also attacked the army base in Kinshasa and the N’djili international airport. , Mende further reveals

The Congolese government has dislodged terrorists who attacked the Congolese National television just an hour after gunmen launched the attack, spokesman Lambert Mende says.
 
Congolese soldiers managed to kill eight and captured three of the 30 armed assailants who attacked the building of the TRNC (state television). The gunmen had also attacked the army base in Kinshasa and the N’djili international airport. , Mende further reveals

According to Mende, 20 other people attacked the N'djili airport and that more than half of them had been killed by soldiers of the Congolese army.
 
The same source said that twenty other assailants attacked the general staff of the FARDC in Kinshasa and that the Congolese army managed to Kill Fourteen of the attackers.
 
The government spokesperson further revealed that the attackers had another goal apart from sowing panic and terror on the eve of the celebrations to usher into a new year and asked the locals to continue with their businesses saying that security measures have been stepped up in the city.
 
The attackers held hostage workers at the state television before they were dislodged.
 

 

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Anthony Kushaba
For Anthony Kushaba, journalism is not just a job; it is a calling. Kushaba believes journalism is one of the few platforms where the views of the oppressed and margainalised can be heard. This is what his journalism aims to do: bring to light untold stories.

Kushaba is the Mbarara region URN bureau chief. Mitooma, Ntungamo, Bushenyi, Sheema, Isingiro, and Kiruhura districts fall under his docket. Kushaba has been a URN staff member since 2012.

Kushaba is a journalism graduate from Uganda Christian University Study Centre at Bishop Barham College in Kabale. Before joining URN, Kushaba worked with Voice of Kigezi (2008), Bushenyi FM (2010) and later on to Voice of Muhabura.

Kushaba's journalism interests centre on conflict, peace and electoral reporting. Kushaba occasionally writes on tourism, health, religion and education. He describes himself as highly driven and will pursue a tip until it yields a story.