At least 34 Burundian refugees killed by DRC forces – official

An reliable says Congolese forces have allegedly shot and killed 34 Burundian refugees in an area close to Burundi’s border.

Waquara Yunusi, commander of the Pakistani battalion of the UN peacekeeping task in the Democratic Republic of Congo, says the deaths occurred Friday inside the Kamanyola place of DRC’s South Kivu province.

He says 15 of the sufferers are girls.

citizens in the region tell The related Press the killings came about after a few Burundian refugees went to the bureau of intelligence in Kamanyola to inquire about 4 detained refugees.

Aline Nduwarugira says Congolese infantrymen replied with gunfire when some of the refugees hurled stones.

Bertin Bisimwa, leader of Kamanyola, says extra than a hundred human beings were injured in the incident.

Congo is home to thousands of Burundian refugees. Many fled political violence in 2015.

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