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Congo policewoman arrested for allegedly shooting a young protester

Goma: A policewoman in the Democratic Republic of Congo was arrested on Tuesday after allegedly shooting a young protester dead at close range in the eastern city of Goma, police said.
The teenaged boy was killed as angry residents staged protests after police prevented them from pursuing thieves who were preying on northern neighbourhoods in the city, a local official added.
“I have just arrested the officer who shot the youth at pointblank range. It is a policewoman. We have placed her in the hands of the appropriate authorities,” police chief Jean-Baptiste Bukili told an AFP correspondent.
“A young man around 14 years old was killed,” added Gervais Katembo, the local official.
He said that residents had torched a police station to protest insecurity in northern Goma neighbourhoods. (AFP)

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