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Ethnic clashes erupt in DR Congo; dozens of civilians reported dead


Devdiscourse News Desk
Updated: 19-12-2018 16:28 IST
Ethnic clashes erupt in DR Congo; dozens of civilians reported dead

The fighting in Mai-Ndombe province is some of the worst violence to hit the normally peaceful part of the country and comes days before Sunday's long-delayed presidential election, which many fear could turn violent. (Image Credit: Twitter)

Clashes between rival ethnic groups in northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo this week have killed dozens of civilians, a local activist and a U.N. source said on Wednesday.

The fighting in Mai-Ndombe province is some of the worst violence to hit the normally peaceful part of the country and comes days before Sunday's long-delayed presidential election, which many fear could turn violent.

(With inputs from agencies.)

COUNTRY : Congo Dem. Rep.