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Uganda: 100+ refugees flee DRC violence

2011-07-25 18:30

Kampala - Police say more than 100 people have fled into Uganda after a military operation in volatile eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Kisoro district commander Rauben Wansiima said  119 people were counted in the border region on Monday. He said Congolese and Rwandan troops were participating in a joint operation to rout rebels from eastern Congo.

He said 70 of the refugees were children and that those who have fled will be taken to designated camps.

Eastern DRC has long been wracked by violence from a myriad of rebel groups, including some that are based in neighbouring Rwanda and Uganda.