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In east DR Congo, UN peacekeepers discover mass graves.

In east DR Congo, UN peacekeepers discover mass graves.

UN forces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s east discovered hundreds of
remains in mass graves.

The finding follows a series of attacks by armed groups in the Ituri region.
Farhan Haq, a UN spokesperson, said the bodies of 42 people, including women and
children, had been discovered in the village of Nyamamba, while seven men had been recovered in the community of Mbogi.

Following allegations of attacks by Codeco militias, the peacekeepers conducted patrols in the region.

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