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Heavy Gunfire Erupts in Kinshasa

August 22, 2006

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) _ Heavy gunfire erupted Tuesday morning around the home of Congo’s top presidential challenger, a day after fighters trapped diplomats until they were evacuated by U.N. peacekeepers.

U.N. spokesman Kemar Saiki said the United Nations has called on European forces to help secure the area.

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