Security situation in east DRC worries EU

Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Union (EU) is worried about the security situation prevailing in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where deadly clashes between government forces and former rebels have been on for a couple of months.

Under the command of General Bosco Taganda, once an assistant to the rebel leader Laurent Nkundabatware, former government troops revolted against the Congolese national army, causing hundreds of thousands of civilians to flee the country.

Several dozens affected by the conflict have found refuge in Uganda and Rwanda.  

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has issued an international arrest warrant against Taganda for war crimes and crimes against humanity perpetrated while he was fighting on Laurent Nkundabatware's side.

Nkundabatware himself took refuge in neighbouring Rwanda in 2007.
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26 june 2012 14:35:02

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