46 killed in militia attack in DR Congo

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At least 46 people were killed early Monday in an attack by militias on a camp for the displaced persons in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), local sources said, reported Xinhua.

The fighters from the Cooperative for the Development of Congo (CODECO), a loose association of militia groups operating within the DRC, attacked the Lala camp in Djugu district in Ituri province, a local official said without giving his name.

Most of the victims, including women and children, were burned to death while sleeping, he said.

The country's army has deployed reinforcements in the area to repel the attackers, the source added.

CODECO, active in Ituri province for several years, has been accused of killing civilians.

  •  DR Congo

Source: www.dailyfinland.fi

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