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'Several dead' as army clashes with rebels in DR Congo

After the defeat of M23 in 2013, the Democratic Republic of Congo government launched a programme to disarm, demobilise and reintegrate more than 12,000 former rebelsSeveral people were killed in clashes between the army and former rebels at a military base in the Democratic Republic of Congo, officials said. Tension had been mounting for days at the military base in Kamina, in the southeast, where more than 2,000 former rebels from various groups are stationed as part of a government disarmament programme. It was unclear how many had died in the bloody clashes, with one rebel source putting the number of dead at around 10 while an army source said at least 20 people had been killed.

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