Rebels in DR Congo take Indian pilot as hostage: media

12:17, July 25, 2010      

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The rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday took an Indian pilot as hostage in an attack, media reports said.

Reuters quoted military sources as saying that the rebels attacked an aircraft in a mining zone in DR Congo's North Kivu and they captured the pilot.

The military blamed Rwandan Hutu FDLR rebels for the attack.

The aircraft belongs to Goma Express which said a Russian copilot escaped the rebel attack and flew the plane back to Goma with a wounded Congolese on board, according Reuters reports.

Source: Xinhua

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