Kinshasa, Jun 17 : At least 161 people have been killed in ethnic clashes in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of Congo during several days of fighting last week, a security official has told BBC Swahili.
Last week, the Congolese army identified the perpetrators of the attacks on villages in Ituri province as a relatively new and little-known local militia led by a man named Ngudjolo.
Many victims are believed to be from the Hema ethnic group.
Unrest between Hema cattle herders and Lendu farmers in the Ituri region has led to many deaths over the last two decades. (UNI)