Congo police officer and civilian killed in fight over alleged voting fraud


Congo police officer and civilian killed in fight over alleged voting fraud

KINSHASA (Reuters) – A police officer and civilian were killed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in a dispute over alleged voting fraud in Sunday’s presidential and legislative elections, a witness and a politician from the area said.

Vital Kamerhe, a politician from South Kivu province, and a witness, who wished to remain anonymous, said an altercation broke out at a polling place in the town of Walungu after voters accused an election official of fraud.

A police officer shot and killed a young man involved in the melee and the crowd then beat the officer to death, they said.

(Reporting By Stanis Bujakera; Writing by Aaron Ross; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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