Violence in Kasai was sparked by the killing of tribal chief Kamwina Nsapu
AFP: DRCongo unrest killed 390 fighters, 124 troops since end March
Spiralling violence in DR Congo's central Kasai region has killed 390 tribal militia fighters and 124 government troops since the end of March, the army said Monday.
"DRC's armed forces have been waging operations to back up the police since end March in Kasai," the army's (FARDC) Brigadier General Leon-Richard Kasonga told a news conference.
The death toll from the fighting has amounted to 390 militia fighters, 39 FARDC troops and 85 police officers, according to Kasonga.
Violence in Kasai was sparked by the killing of tribal chief Kamwina Nsapu last August and has killed hundreds of people and displaced 1.27 million more.
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