UN condemns killing of civilians in eastern DR Congo

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M23 fighters move along the road towards Goma as Peacekeepers observed gathering of armed people North of the city [MONUSCO/Sylvain Liechti] (Photo from file)

The killing of civilians during the latest fighting in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been condemned by United Nations officials and agencies.

The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) says that at least seven civilians have been killed by shells that have landed in residential areas during the clashes between the Congolese army and the M23 rebel group around the town of Goma, the capital of North Kivu Province.

The top UN envoy for the Great Lakes region of Africa has called on leaders in the region to ensure that civilians are protected.

Derrick Mbatha reports.

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