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3 Die in Congo Palace Shootout

November 4, 2002

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KINSHASA, Congo (AP) _ A man in military uniform opened fire in the palace of President Joseph Kabila on Monday, and two members of the presidential guard and the gunman were killed in a gunfight, Kabila’s spokesman said.

Three other security officers were injured. Kabila had just returned to the Congo capital when the shooting occurred and was not in the palace, authorities said.

The gunfight broke out in the same area of the marble presidential palace where Joseph Kabila’s father, Laurent, was shot to death at his desk on Jan. 16, 2001.

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