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37 shot, stabbed, burned to death in massacre in eastern Congo: Witness

Saturday, 7 June 2014 - 7:53pm IST | Place: SOUTH KIVUDemocratic Republic of Congo | Agency: Reuters

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Thirty-seven people including women and children were killed in Democratic Republic of Congo's eastern region of South Kivu following an attack early on Saturday morning, according to a witness.

The victims had been shot, stabbed or burned inside their homes. Some of the bodies lay inside a village church, according to a Reuters cameraman on the scene.

South Kivu governor Marcellin Cishambo confirmed the attack, but gave a lower estimate of 27 for the number of dead.

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