Six dead in failed coup attempt - DR Congo

KINSHASA- Six people were killed in theDemocratic Republic of Congo on Sunday in what authorities saidwas a failed coup attempt on the presidential palace in thecapital Kinshasa.

"We have witnessed a coup attempt. A group of heavily armedpeople attacked the presidential palace. They were stopped atthe first roadblock," Information Minister Lambert Mende said bytelephone.

The situation was now under control, he said. No furtherdetails on the casualties were immediately available.

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