Police in the Democratic Republic of Congo say gunfire has erupted in various parts of Kinshasa, and gunmen have taken several reporters hostage at the state television station in the capital.
The gunmen appeared on the air and made anti-government comments before the television feed was cut. Police have placed a security cordon around the station.
Elsewhere in the Congolese capital Monday, heavy gunfire was heard at the international airport, and gunmen opened fire near the Defense Ministry. There are no immediate reports of casualties.
The outbreak of violence in the capital of DRC has caused considerable panic throughout Kinshasa.