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Armed attackers have kidnapped five workers at a gold mine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Gold dealer Banro Corporation said a French national, a Tanzanian and three Congolese were kidnapped in the attack at its mine in Namoya, eastern DRC.
Spokesman Crispin Mutwedu said members of a local militia were believed to be behind the raid on Wednesday morning.
Banro's four gold mines in eastern DRC have been repeatedly targeted by armed militias, which remain active despite the official end to a regional conflict in 2003.
Last month, three policemen and an assailant were killed in a gunfight after an armed robbery attempt at Twangiza mine.