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1000 people killed in Congo
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Monday, 07 April 2003
A thousand people were massacred on Thursday in the Democratic Republic of Congo, it has emerged. United Nations peace-keepers in Drodro, near the Ugandan border, saw mass graves and a list of those who died in a three-hour killing spree. Hamadoun Toure, head of the UN mission to Congo, said it was the worst single atrocity since the start of the Congolese civil war. Last week a peace deal was signed between rival factions in the country, but doubts remain as to its effectiveness.
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