South African peacekeepers patrol the streets of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, December 2, 2015. REUTERS/Ed Cropley
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Fifteen people died in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo overnight when Hutu rebels from Rwanda attacked civilians in the latest ethnic killings in the region, authorities and the military said Thursday.The army as well as leaders of the local Nande people, rivals of the local Hutu, also accused the FDLR Hutu group based in eastern Congo and said to include perpetrators of the 1994 genocide in neighboring Rwanda.Congolese military spokesman Mak Hazukay said the rebels slipped past the army's positions to carry out the attack using knives or other bladed weapons.
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