36 killed, more than 100 hurt in Congo

Toronto Star - - NEWS -

At least 36 Bu­run­dian refugees have been killed in clashes with Con­golese se­cu­rity forces who al­legedly fired in­dis­crim­i­nately at pro­test­ers, a UN en­voy to Congo said Saturday.

An­other 117 peo­ple were wounded and one Con­golese of­fi­cer was killed. Thirty-nine gravely wounded Bu­run­dian refugees were evac­u­ated by he­li­copter to the city of Bukavu.

Friday’s clashes erupted in Congo’s South Kivu prov­ince when Bu­run­dian refugees and asy­lum-seek­ers protested the ex­pul­sion of four of their coun­try­men from Congo.

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