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DR Congo massacre toll revised down

The UN has drastically cut its estimate of how many civilians they believe were massacred last week in north-east Democratic Republic of Congo. Witnesses had told them that just under 1,000 people had been killed in a three hour period, but the UN is now saying the figure is likely to be somewhere between 150 and 300. UN observer mission (Monuc) envoy Berhooz Sadry told a UN-run radio station that: “The other people included in the earlier toll were injured, some very seriously, in machete attacks.” The Monuc official said an inquiry was continuing into the ethnic killings in Ituri Province – an area rife with political and tribal tension. Full Story

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