Minister of Security and Public Order Paul Mbot of Congo, Republic of the

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The Nsiloulou militias killed three military policemen, two police officers and one Chinese person was killed by a stray bullet," Security Minister General Paul Mbot said in a statement.
Mbot said several people had been wounded and a number of people taken hostage, including the two foreigners, whose nationality was not given.
Mbot denied the clash was related to Kolelas's visit.
Mbot said the coup was in a preparatory phase, and was being masterminded by Nguila Moungounga Nkombo, a former finance minister in the government of Pascal Lissouba, who lost power in 1997 during a civil war.