DRC opposition supporter, 17, shot dead ahead of election rally: party

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A teenager was shot dead in central Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday when police fired towards a group of supporters ahead of a rally by opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi, his party said.

"A young man of 17 who was singing with UDPS party activists was killed this morning by a policeman who fired at him," senior party official Denis Kalombo told AFP.

The incident occurred in Mbuji-Mayi, the country's third city, which lies in the violence-hit Kasai province, one of Tshisekedi's main areas of support.

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