Congo: Bishop escapes gun attack, relative injured


 The Catholic bishop of Goma, in the troubled region of North Kivu in Congo-Brazzaville, escaped unharmed in a shooting incident, which left a relative seriously injured. According to missionary news agency MISNA, gunmen opened fire on Bishop Faustin Ngabu and his brother-in-law on Sunday night as they were going home. The bishop managed to hide until the gunmen fled the scene. The brother-in-law was then taken to hospital. It is unclear if the attack was an act of banditry or if the bishop was the target of the gunmen. North Kivu has for two months been fighting between the regular Congolese forces and militants loyal to the pro-Rwandan dissident general Laurent Nkunda. The fighting has sent thousands of people across the border into neighbouring Uganda. Source: CISA

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