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UN probes DR Congo massacre

United Nations peacekeepers have started investigations in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of Congo after finding the bodies of 55 massacred civilians. Troops saw the bodies, killed by bullets or machetes, in the village of Kachele, 100km (60 miles) north-east of the regional capital, Bunia. Ethnically-based militias have killed more than 50,000 in the past four years in the Ituri region, but this is the first reported massacre since the United Nations Monuc peacekeepers took over from a European Union force a month ago. A UN spokeswoman said that the victims were mostly children, pregnant women and older people. The BBC’s Arnaud Zajtman in the capital, Kinshasa, says the UN will first determine which ethnic group the victims came from, which may point to who was responsible. Full Story

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