34 Burundian refugees killed, 124 wounded by troops in east DR Congo, local officials

34 Burundian refugees shot dead on Saturday by troops in Kamanyola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo local officials in the eastern province of South Kivu said Saturday, as cited by AFP news agency.

A Burundian refugee said that more than 30 had been killed and at least 100 wounded in the violence on Friday.

“There are 34 dead and 124 wounded among the Burundian refugees,” he said, revising upwards an earlier toll of 18 dead plus one DR Congo soldier.

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18 Burundian refugees shot dead on Saturday by troops in east Democratic Republic of the Congo, reported AFP news agency citing local officials.

Congolese security forces killed at least 18 Burundian refugees at a camp in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in clashes over plans to send some of them home, a local activist and a diplomatic source told Reuters.