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'Prophet' behind Congo attack speaks to AP

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DAKAR, Senegal (AP) - A Congolese pastor accused of being behind a coordinated attack in Congo's capital on Monday that resembled an attempted coup says his disciples were only armed with sticks.

From his hiding place in an undisclosed location, Joseph Mukungubila, who considers himself a prophet, told The Associated Press by telephone that his followers were enraged after two members of his church were attacked by security forces over the weekend. At the time, they were distributing a letter written by Mukungubila critical of the government.

He says the last straw came when the army attacked his home at 4 a.m. Monday.

Hours later, his supporters took over the state TV station and attacked the airport and a military base before being repelled by security forces.

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