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The assailants attacked under cover of darkness, killing Nguli Nzafi's wife and three children with machetes and arrows. The 71-year-old, who also lost all 40 of his cattle in the violence, was forced to flee on foot some 90 kilometers to safety in the town of Bunia.Violence between Nzafi's Hema community and the Lendu ethnic group in Congo's northeast has now killed at least 150 people and has forced over 32,000 people to flee to Bunia, where humanitarian assistance is strained and the suffering are eager for improved conditions.There is a long history of tensions between the Lendu and Hema groups, whose ongoing battles since 1999 already have killed thousands and led the U.N. to deploy a peacekeeping force in the area.
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