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Congolese government ups toll in massacre to 272 civilians

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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo Reuters Democratic Republic of Congo’s government on Monday said 272 civilians were killed in a massacre in the eastern town of Kishishe last week, raising the death toll from a previous estimate of 50. The government blamed the killings on the M23 rebel group, which has denied responsibility. It also […]

Congolese army says rebels massacred 50 civilians in eastern town

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of CongoReuters Democratic Republic of Congo’s armed forces on Thursday said M23 rebels and their allies killed 50 civilians in a massacre in the eastern town of Kishishe this week, which the M23 denied.  Congo’s army and the M23, a Tutsi-led militia, have been locked in fighting for months in the country’s […]