Congo: UN says Ugandan rebels massacre 100
KINSHASA, Congo – The United Nations says Ugandan rebels massacred 100 civilians in a northeast Congo village this month, the latest atrocity blamed on the insurgents.
U.N. peacekeeping spokesman Lt. Col. Jean-Paul Dietrich says Lord's Resistance Army rebels slaughtered at least 100 people in the village of Tora near the Sudan border on Jan. 16.
He said Thursday that the rebels went on to attack the villages of Kapili and Atande, killing two in each. Those attacks took place on Jan. 17 and Jan. 19.
Human rights groups say that before the latest bloodshed, the rebels already had killed more than 600 people in apparent retaliation for a military offensive against them being carried out by troops from Congo, Uganda and Sudan.