UN: Hutu attack in Congo kills at least 90 people

May 14, 2009 18:35


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An attack by an ethnic Hutu militia on a village in eastern Congo has left at least 90 people dead, a United Nations official said Thursday. At least 60 of the victims of the attack by the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda were civilians, said Nestor Yombo, spokesman for the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. He says the attack was on Saturday and Sunday in the village of Ekingi, around 900 miles (1,500 kilometers) northeast of Kinshasa, Congo's capital. The Hutu militia is made-up in part of fighters from the Hutu ethnic group accused of taking part in neighboring Rwanda's 1994 genocide against that country's Tutsi minority.

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