UN refugee agency says 9 killed in Congo attack, aid groups evacuating

June 5, 2008 18:27

The UN refugee agency says at least nine people were killed in a rebel attack on a camp for displaced people in eastern Congo. An earlier UN statement said six had been killed. The office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva says two children died in the attack in the North Kivu region near the Rwanda border on Wednesday. Geneva-based UNHCR said in a statement Thursday that it was evacuating its staff and that all other humanitarian agencies working in the region have also pulled out.

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