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UN says at least 23 massacred in northeastern DR Congo

At least 23 people, the majority of them women and children, were hacked or shot to death in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN said, in the first reported massacre since UN peacekeepers began patrolling the troubled northeast last month. “There was a massacre in Kachele,” a village about 100 kilometers (60 miles) northeast of Bunia, Isabelle Abric, a spokeswoman for the MONUC force charged with keeping the peace in the capital of the Ituri region in the DRC, told AFP by telephone. “Members of MONUC who went to the area saw 23 bodies, but according to other eyewitness accounts, 32 other bodies had already been buried,” she said. Abric said the victims were “mostly children, pregnant women or older people killed with machetes or shot.” Full Story

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