Rebels say 56 killed in clashes in Eastern Congo
Residents and rebel soldiers said a coalition of Rwandan Hutu Interahamwe militia and traditional Mai Mai warriors attacked a rebel military camp at Ndosha, about four km (2.5 miles) north of Goma.
"Fifty were killed on the side of the assailants," senior rebel leader Lunda Bululu told reporters, claiming that five rebel soldiers had been wounded, but none killed.
Bululu said six civilians were killed in the crossfire, including five women and one child.
Goma is the stronghold of Tutsi-led rebels who launched an insurgency aimed at ousting Kabila on August 2 and control vast swathes of territory in eastern Congo.
Up to 300 people were killed -- the majority Hutu militiamen, according to rebels -- in an attack on Goma last week.
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