A soldier has shot 12 people dead and injured nine others during a drunken rampage in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday evening.
A statement from the governor of South Kivu province, Theo Kasi, said security services are conducting a search for the gunman in the city of Sange, 15 miles (24 km) from the Burundian border, where the shooting took place, said in a statement.
President Felix Tshisekedi called the attack a heinous crime and offered his condolences to the victims’ families.
Congo’s vast army is widely seen as poorly trained and unprofessional, and its personnel are frequently accused of committing crimes against civilians.
Senior generals are under U.S. and EU sanctions for alleged abuses, and are accused by the United Nations of having supplied weapons to rebels and criminal gangs.