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100 Civilians, Troops Massacred in Congo

A militia led by a commander named “Cut-Throat” massacred more than 100 civilians and soldiers in southeast Congo, the army said Tuesday, as the government and United Nations struggled to gain control of Congo’s lawless east. The U.N. mission for Congo has sent a team to investigate the killings, the latest in a series reported since January in remote regions of Katanga province, U.N. spokesman Hamadoun Toure said in Kinshasa, the capital. In one attack, the governt-allied Mayi-Mayi fighters three a grenade into a church during a Sunday Mass, killing 25 people, Congo Gen. Dieugentil Mpia Nzambe Nzambe said. The Congo army and rights groups blame the killings on Mayi-Mayi leader who uses the Swahili name of Chinja-Chinja, or ‘Cut-Throat.” He allegedly mutilates many of his victims for fetish rites. Full Story

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