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Priests kidnapped in eastern DRC

2012-10-21 21:59

Kinshasa - Congolese civic leaders say three Roman Catholic priests have been kidnapped in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

The three priests were taken captive from their monastery by about 10 gunmen on Saturday night.

Omar Kavota, the vice president of the North Kivu civil society, said the abductions took place in Beni, north of Goma in the North Kivu province.

The three, identified as Wasukudi Anselm, 41, Jean Ndulani, 52 and Edmond Kisughu, 53, were tied up and taken away by the armed men, who witnesses say spoke Swahili.

More than a year ago, in the same area, Dr Paluku Mukongoma, the medical director of the General Hospital Oicha, was kidnapped and nothing has been heard of him or his abductors.