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Peacekeepers Kill Two in DR Congo

Troops of the French-led international force deployed in north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo town of Bunia have killed two militiamen, a spokesman for the force has said. Major Xavier Pons – deputy spokesman for the force – told reporters on Monday that the incident occurred when the troops came under fire. A patrol received a warning of aggressive acts to the south-west of Bunia, where they were attacked by two militiamen, Major Pons said. It is the first time that French troops have killed any fighters since arriving in Bunia a few days ago as part of an international force to protect civilians from fighting between ethnic Hema and Lendu militias. The violence has killed an estimated 500 civilians in the past two months. Full Story

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