At least four people have been killed, and another injured, following an attempted armed robbery on a gold mine in eastern DR Congo.
Armed robbers attacked Banro Corp’s Twangiza gold mine in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo early on Tuesday and three policemen and one assailant were killed, the Canadian company said.
A security guard was also injured when the group of men attempted to enter the gate at the mine site camp, the company said. One of the robbers is in police custody.
Police opened fire on the raiders, ending the assault, Banro’s vice president for government relations, Désiré Sangara, earlier told Reuters.
No items were stolen and operations at the mine continue as normal, Banro said in a statement.
It said the attack, which was recorded by company surveillance cameras, was immediately reported to authorities and is being investigated.