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Death toll doubles in eastern Congo killings - army

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05 Jan 2012 20:36

KINSHASA, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Some 45 civilians were massacred in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo but Congolese troops sent to the area killed four of the Rwandan rebels thought to have been responsible, the Congolese army said on Thursday.

The civilian killings took place on Monday and Tuesday in remote villages in the territory of Shabunda in South Kivu province, an area still troubled by armed groups more than eight years after the end of a 1998-2003 war.

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