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Soldier kills 17-year-old teenager in dispute over wearing mask

A teenager was killed by a soldier in the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA), for allegedly speaking out against wearing a mask, the Interior Ministry (Minint) announced on Friday.


According to a statement from the provincial delegation of Lunda Norte Minint, the murder took place on Friday at 10 am in the Domingos Vaz district of Iongo, Xá-Muteba municipality.

A 17-year-old boy was shot for allegedly insurgent against the soldier during an awareness-raising action on the wearing of masks as a preventive measure against the pandemic caused by the new coronavirus.

In retaliation, the local police station was vandalized by the population, who burned "some of the means that were there," Minint added.

The shooter, an FAA soldier belonging to the 75th Luzamba Infantry Brigade, "is already in the accounts with justice," the note said.

In the last few days, two young men were killed by the police in attempts to disperse agglomerations.

On Thursday, a 14-year-old boy was shot by the police as he was dispersed among the people on Tombas beach in Benguela.

On Saturday, another young man, 21 years old, died following shots fired by police to disperse a gathering of people in the Rocha Pinto area in Luanda.

According to the police, the citizens "left for aggression against the forces of order, throwing sticks, stones and bottles", but relatives of the young man claim he was killed because he was not wearing a mask.

The police have been accused of excessive use of force during the state of emergency, which Angola has been complying with since 27 March, to contain the covid-19 pandemic.

For their part, the police authorities have reported acts of disobedience and even physical aggression by citizens against the officers.


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