Six dead in failed coup attempt - DR Congo

KINSHASA- Six people were killed in the

Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday in what authorities said
was a failed coup attempt on the presidential palace in the
capital Kinshasa.

"We have witnessed a coup attempt. A group of heavily armed

people attacked the presidential palace. They were stopped at
the first roadblock," Information Minister Lambert Mende said by

The situation was now under control, he said. No further

details on the casualties were immediately available.