DRC cops in door-to-door raids, 4 dead
Kinshasa - Police in an unmarked car are rounding up young men in opposition neighbourhoods in Congo's capital a day after election results declared the incumbent president the winner.
A team of reporters saw the group of police officers force their way into a home in Kinshasa on Saturday. They dragged out a young man and threw him into the back of the waiting car.
The scene was repeated a few blocks later.
Human Rights Watch senior researcher Anneke Van Woudenberg says she is receiving calls from residents in neighborhoods throughout the city reporting abductions by security forces.
Congo's capital remained tense on Saturday. The country's opposition leader rejected the results and proclaimed himself president, setting the stage for confrontation.
Four people were killed in Kinshasa on Friday and Saturday in unrest that followed the announcement of DRC President Joseph Kabila's re-election, the national police chief said.
The victims were three looters who were shot by security forces and a woman hit by a stray bullet, General Charles Bisengimana told reporters.