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Military killed 12 people and 5 children in Democratic Republic of Congo.

Local sources claim that accused militias who boycotted recent peace talks massacred 12 people, including five children, in a village in the northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. 

The leader of the Walendu Watsi village, Joseph Lotoma, stated that some residents had been burned alive in their homes and others had been hacked to death with machetes following the nightly atrocities. 

He claimed that in the morning, the remains of five children, three women, and four males were found. 

The majority of the deceased belonged to the Lendu ethnic group, according to Jean-Marie Ndjaza, a spokesman for the Lendu people.

Lotoma adds that "the perpetrators of this tragedy are not the Codeco," a militia that represents the Lendu ethnic group and has killed numerous civilians recently in the region. 

Investigations were still going on, he claimed, but "Zaire," a rival militia that identifies itself as a Hema ethnic minority self-defense group, was thought to be at fault.

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Democratic Republic of the Congo. Jean-Marie Ndjaza Joseph Lotoma Lotoma Walendu Watsi


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