Tags: AF | Congo | Violence

41 New Deaths Reported in Latest Violence in Northeast Congo

Tuesday, 13 March 2018 12:37 PM

BENI, Congo (AP) — Authorities in northeastern Congo say more than 40 new deaths have been reported in an area where fighting has erupted between two communities in recent weeks.

Willy Maese, deputy administrator in Djugu, said hundreds of homes were also set ablaze during the attack Sunday in two villages in Ituri province.

Maese said investigations were underway and that the death toll is likely to rise as bodies were recovered from the surrounding countryside.

The latest cycle of violence between the Hema and Lendu communities broke out in December. More than 150 people are now believed to have died over the three-month period. Tens of thousands have fled the area in fear.

The Lendu and Hema groups fought a war between 1999 and 2004, prompting the deployment of U.N. peacekeepers.

© Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

   
1Like our page
2Share
GlobalTalk
Authorities in northeastern Congo say more than 40 new deaths have been reported in an area where fighting has erupted between two communities in recent weeks.Willy Maese, deputy administrator in Djugu, said hundreds of homes were also set ablaze during the attack Sunday in...
AF,Congo,Violence
131
2018-37-13
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 12:37 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved