The governor of Kasai-Oriental province confirmed one death there. The party has been Congo's longtime opposition under former President Joseph Kabila. The party got a boost when its candidate Felix Tshisekedi won the December presidential election.
Militants of Tshisekedi's party also attacked the headquarters of Kabila's party in the capital. While voters elect regional deputies, senators are then chosen by the deputies. Militant members of the party are now accused of attacking homes and vehicles belonging to some of the regional deputies who chose the senators.