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Heavy fighting in northeastern Congo, several wounded - residents
June 22, 2017 / 9:13 AM / 3 months ago

Heavy fighting in northeastern Congo, several wounded - residents

KINSHASA, June 22 (Reuters) - Exchanges of heavy weapons fire erupted in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday between the army and militia fighters, and several students sitting exams were wounded in an explosion at a school, residents said.

The fighting in and around the city of Beni between Congo’s army and what is believed to be a new coalition of armed groups, the National Movement of Revolutionaries (MNR), erupted about 7:30 a.m. and kept residents trapped in their homes, local activist Teddy Kataliko said.

A hospital source also said at least three students were wounded in an explosion at a Beni school. (Reporting By Aaron Ross, Editing by Angus MacSwan)

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