December 22, 2016 / 12:46 PM / 7 months ago

At least six killed, 150 wounded in southeast Congo ethnic violence

1 Min Read

KINSHASA, Dec 22 (Reuters) - At least six people were killed and 150 wounded in clashes between Pygmies and Bantus this week in southeastern Congo, a local activist said on Thursday, the latest flare-up in a three-year ethnic conflict that has killed dozens.

David Ngoy Luhaka, a priest and member of the Diocesan Commission for Justice and Peace, said fighting broke out on Tuesday when a Pygmy militia attacked the town of Manono, leading to reprisals by Bantu militia. (Reporting by Aaron Ross; Editing by Tim Cocks and Louise Ireland)

0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below