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Mutilation horror in DR Congo

At least 100 people, mostly unarmed civilians, have been killed in a wave of horrific attacks in southern Democratic Republic of Congo. One survivor told the BBC’s Arnaud Zajtman in Lubumbashi that militiamen drained the blood of those they killed and put it into bottles. “After they had cut off the sexual organs, they walked away with them. They took the victims’ blood in flasks,” said Claude Panza wa Losol, 22, nursing a bullet wound in his arm in the town’s Don Bosco hospital. The military commander of Katanga province, General Alengbia Nzambe, showed our correspondent pictures of the bodies of seven soldiers who had their faces and genitals cut off. Our correspondent says that many fighters believe that using the body parts of their victims to make charms will make them more powerful. Full Story

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