U.N. discovers 17 new mass graves in central Congo
DAKAR, April 19 (Reuters) - U.N. investigators have discovered 17 new mass grave sites in central Democratic Republic of Congo, bringing the total to 40 documented in an area where the army has clashed with a local militia, the United Nations said on Wednesday.
A U.N. statement said the grave sites were reportedly dug by Congolese soldiers after fighting with the Kamuina Nsapu militia in Kasai Central province last month.
(Reporting by Nellie Peyton; Editing by Tim Cocks and Angus MacSwan)
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