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Congo's opposition leader asks for an inquiry into Pool region bombings

Congo's opposition leader asks for an inquiry into Pool region bombings

Republic of the Congo

A request for parliamentary inquiry into the bombings of the Pool region in Soumouna in southern Congo, near Brazzaville, was made on Tuesday by a member of the opposition Guy-Parfait Kolelas.

Guy-Parfait Kolelas wants the government to shed more light on the bombings carried out by the army and asked the President of the National Assembly to open an inquiry on the response of the Congolese army after the attacks on April 4.

Security forces in the country maintain they bombed what they call “terrorist command centers” led by former rebel leader, Pastor Frederic Ntumi.

The bombings were conducted on the day of confirmation, by the Constitutional Court, the re-election of President Denis Sassou Nguesso.

He was sworn in as president on April 16 for a new five-year term after his victory was contested by the opposition following the presidential elections in March.

AFP