Eight Chinese citizens were kidnapped from a gold mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday night. A hitherto unknown armed militia raided the mine in the village of Mukera in the Fizi region in the east of the country, killing at least two Congolese security forces, the regional administrator of Fizi, Aimé Kawaya, told the Deutsche Presse-Agentur. The gold mine was apparently operated by Chinese. It was initially unclear whether the abductees were workers.
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