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2 policemen, 2 civilians killed in DR Congo vote result protest

Kikwit is a stronghold of opposition candidate Martin Fayulu, who was declared runner-up in the elections.

FILE: Congolese police stand around a monument outside the National Independent Electoral Commission(CENI) on 9 January 2019 in Kinshasa, ahead of the possible release of the election results. Picture: AFP.

KIKWIT - Two police members and two civilians were killed in the western DR Congo city of Kikwit Thursday when police intervened to end protests over the outcome of presidential elections, security forces said.

"In the operation to restore public order today in Kikwit, two policemen and two civilian were killed. We also recorded 10 wounded," city police chief General Dieudonne Mutepeke told AFP.

Kikwit is a stronghold of opposition candidate Martin Fayulu, who was declared runner-up in the elections.