The representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations condemns the attack in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

On her social media account, Minister of Economy Vital Kamerhi and the Palace of the Nation.

He added that he is “closely following the development of the situation and is at the disposal of the Congolese authorities to provide any support within the framework of his mandate.”

On Sunday, the Defense and Security Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) thwarted an attempted military coup, in which foreigners and Congolese participated, according to army spokesman Major General Sylvain Ekeng, on state television RTNC.

He confirmed that the attackers had been brought under control and the situation was under control, so he asked the residents to remain calm and continue their activities freely, in addition to announcing that they would return later with more information and supporting photos.

Michel Mutu, spokesman for Deputy Prime Minister Camerhe, said his residence was attacked at around 04:30 local time by a group of armed men wearing military uniforms.

Mutu said that the MP and candidate for Speaker of the National Assembly and his family emerged unharmed from the incident and security measures were enhanced for them, adding that two police officers guarding the office and one of the attackers lost their lives.

The attackers also headed towards the Palace of the Nation.

Although General Eking did not mention the nationality of the foreigners involved in the incident, videos spread on social media and local information indicate American citizens.

Given this fact, North American Ambassador to Kinshasa, Lucy Tamlin, said on her X account that she was shocked by the events and deeply concerned about reports of the alleged involvement of US citizens.

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He added: “Rest assured that we will cooperate with the DRC authorities to the fullest extent possible as they investigate these criminal acts and hold accountable any U.S. citizen involved in criminal acts.”

For its part, EFE reported that the leader of the coup attempt, Congolese diaspora activist Christian Malanga, was killed in the attack on Sunday.

Malanga broadcast several video clips on her Facebook page showing a group of armed men wearing military uniforms in the foyer and gardens of the Palace of the Nation.


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