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Members of the Secteur du Rail Aunts 'Kuluna' fight with members of... News PhotoAfrica,Barefoot,Conflict,Confrontation,Crime,Democratic Republic of the Congo,Horizontal,Kinshasa,Law,People,Stealing - Crime,Street,Thief,Vandalism,ViolencePhotographer Collection: AFP 2014 AFPMembers of the Secteur du Rail Aunts 'Kuluna' (street children gang) fight with members of the Likonzi Kuluna (in the background) on November 16, 2012 in a street of Lingwala, north of Kinshasa. The modus operandi of kuluneurs is the following: either in broad daylight or at night, a pack of martial arts practitioners (called pombas) armed with clubs, machetes and other blunt objects raid and occupy a city square wherein they seize from passers-by and street vendors any valuable they can lay their hands on. Victims who resist are hacked with machetes, clubbed or stabbed. Some victims have died from injuries sustained in those kuluna raids and many a warlord kuluneur have has been gunned down by the Police dIntervention Rapide (PIR). AFP PHOTO / JUNIOR D. KANNAH (Photo credit should read Junior D. Kannah/AFP/Getty Images)