Heavy gunfire heard at state TV and radio station in DRC

Witnesses have reported hearing heavy gunfire at the headquarters of Democratic Republic of Congo's state radio and television station.

Both channels were off air after the shooting was heard.

State television journalists at the site said the Congolese army had launched an attack on the building to dislodge unidentified assailants.

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Television staff 'taken hostage' amid DRC unrest

Several people have reportedly been taken hostage at state television headquarters in the capital of the DRC. Before the station's television feed was shut down, two presenters were seen on screen, under threat from a young man standing behind them.