Over 70 civilians killed in DRC: UN

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Kinshasa - More than 70 men and women have been summarily executed in the restive eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN mission in the country (MONUSCO) said Thursday.

“The reports received by MONUSCO suggest that the summary executions were allegedly committed mainly by armed groups to spread terror among the population. The majority of the victims were killed with machete,” MONUSCO said in a statement.

The killings are said to have happened in late January and early February.

Sapa-AFP


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