UN: More than 80 killed in DRC clashes

2013-03-07 07:51

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Goma - The United Nations says more than 80 people have died in clashes between an armed group and the military in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

The Congolese Red Cross has buried 61 bodies, and 20 other deaths were registered at local health centres following days of intense fighting between the militia and the army in the locality of Kitchanga.

In a statement detailing the figures, the UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs noted Wednesday that more bodies are still being recovered from collapsed buildings.

The APCLS, a local militia, and the Congolese military began fighting last week after APCLS fighters attacked a refugee camp in the area.

Colonel Olivier Hamuli, a spokesperson for the Congolese military, alleged that the militia attacked the refugees because they are from the Tutsi ethnic group.

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