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At least 20 killed in machete attack in DR Congo

There are reports from the Democratic Republic of Congo that at least 20 civilians, including women and children have been killed with machetes during an overnight attack in the north-east of the country.

A local official in Djugu, in Ituri province, said 17 people had also been injured and were being treated in hospital.

There have been frequent attacks in the area by a militia known as Codeco, which is made up of people from the Lendu ethnic group.

Earlier this month the UN refugee agency said it was alarmed at the escalating violence in Ituri province, where more than 200,000 people have had to flee their homes in just two months.

Source: BBC.com

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At least 20 killed in machete attack in DR Congo

There are reports from the Democratic Republic of Congo that at least 20 civilians, including women and children have been killed with machetes during an overnight attack in the north-east of the country.

A local official in Djugu, in Ituri province, said 17 people had also been injured and were being treated in hospital.

There have been frequent attacks in the area by a militia known as Codeco, which is made up of people from the Lendu ethnic group.

Earlier this month the UN refugee agency said it was alarmed at the escalating violence in Ituri province, where more than 200,000 people have had to flee their homes in just two months.

Source: BBC.com

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