Congo rebels take Indian pilot hostage

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Congo, Jul 25: An Indian pilot is in hostage of Congolese rebels, when they attacked an aircraft on a remote airstrip in a tin mining zone in the North Kivu province.

Pedro Kadogi, director of Goma Express, confirmed the incident and said the plane had been looted before it returned to Goma.

"Everybody fled the scene into the bush and the co-pilot has been taken hostage," he said.

"After two hours the Russian pilot panicked and refused to wait and flew the plane back to Goma," latter Pedro added.

Congolese army General Baigwa Dieudonne Amuli said, "Rwandan Hutu FDLR rebels were to blame for the attack in Walikale, they took $ 60,000 money also."

"The FDLR attacked a plane with the assistance of Mai Mai Sheka (militia). We are pursuing the rebels in the bush," latter he added.

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