Dozens of Bu­run­dian refugees are re­port­edly killed in Congo:

The Washington Post Sunday - - THE WORLD -

At least 36 Bu­run­dian refugees have been killed in clashes with Con­golese se­cu­rity forces who al­legedly fired in­dis­crim­i­nately at pro­test­ers, the U.N. en­voy to Congo says. Ma­man Sidikou said he was “deeply shocked” at the vi­o­lence. An­other 117 peo­ple were wounded and one Con­golese of­fi­cer was killed, he said in a state­ment. Thirty-nine gravely wounded Bu­run­dian refugees were evac­u­ated by he­li­copter to the city of Bukavu, the U.N. peace­keep­ing mis­sion in Congo said. Fri­day’s clashes erupted in Ka­many­ola in Congo’s South Kivu prov­ince when Bu­run­dian refugees and asy­lum seek­ers protested the ex­pul­sion of four of their coun­try­men from Congo. The U.N. en­voy called for a swift in­ves­ti­ga­tion and urged Congo’s se­cu­rity forces to use force only as a last re­sort.

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