Rwandan rebels on the run from U.N. peacekeepers shot or stabbed to death 13 civilians in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a provincial governor said on Friday.Thanks for asking.
"Thirteen civilians were executed last night in a group of villages in the territory of Mwenga," Didace Kaningini, interim governor of South Kivu province, told Reuters by telephone from the local capital Bukavu.
"It was the FDLR (Rwandan rebels) that did this as they were retreating from U.N. military operations ... Survivors said armed men came into the village and started shooting. The population fled but some were stabbed and others were shot."
Last week some 39 people were burned alive in an attack blamed on the Rwandan rebels which some locals said was carried out as a punishment for supporting U.N. peacekeepers.
Friday, July 22, 2005
K.M. | Friday, July 22, 2005 |