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UN: LRA killed 39 in 2012

14 December 2012, 14:05

New York - The UN chief says that African warlord Joseph Kony's militia group, the Lord's Resistance Army, killed 39 civilians this year in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic.

A report to the Security Council from Ban Ki-moon says "more than 180 presumed LRA attacks were reported by humanitarian" groups in 2012, in which 193 people were abducted in the two countries.

He says 19 civilians were killed in the DRC and 20 in the Central African Republic.

The report says the LRA perpetrated 42 attacks in Congo and 138 in the Central African Republic and drove some 443 000 people have been driven from their homes.

Kony is wanted for war crimes by the International Criminal Court. About 2 500 African Union troops on a manhunt for him.

- AP


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