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Congo mine attack kills three Chinese nationals

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | April 7, 2020
A gun attack in a mining area in Congo has killed three Chinese nationals, China’s official Xinhua news agency reported on Monday, citing the Chinese embassy in the mineral-rich central African country.
Ituri mine
Congo   Ituri mine
The attack took place on Saturday in the northeastern province of Ituri, which borders Uganda and South Sudan, Xinhua said, without naming the mine in question or the company operating it.

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“Three Chinese citizens were unfortunately killed,” it added.

The Chinese embassy has asked the Congolese government to “take effective measures to protect the lives and property of Chinese citizens” in the DRC, as well as to expedite an investigation into the killings, Xinhua said, noting that the embassy had repeatedly advised Chinese citizens against travel to Ituri due to the presence of armed groups.