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Killings in Congo Ethnic Clashes May Be Crimes against Humanity, UN Warns

Killings in Congo Ethnic Clashes May Be Crimes against Humanity, UN Warns
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By Staff, Agencies

The deaths of at least 535 men, women and children in fighting between two communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo in December may amount to crimes against humanity, the UN human rights office warned on Tuesday.

The UN said earlier in January that there were credible reports of at least 890 deaths in the clashes over three days in four villages in Yumbi territory in the west of the country.

It also sent a special investigative mission that found intercommunal attacks had been planned and carried out.

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