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Congo 'state agents' murdered hundreds in 2017, says UN report

Findings deepen concerns about escalating violence in country hit by political and ethnic unrest

“State agents” in the Democratic Republic of the Congo carried out 1,176 extrajudicial killings last year, according to a report published by the United Nations mission in the central African country.

The report says at least 89 women and 213 children were among the dead. The number of extrajudicial killings had tripled over the past two years, and Congolese armed forces were responsible for 64% of the total, the UN said.

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