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Zimbabwean air raids kill 20 in Kalemie

Some 20 people have been killed and 90 wounded in Zimbabwean air raids on the eastern town of Kalemie since September, AFP quoted a local hospital official as saying. The official in the rebel-held town said the hospital had performed amputations on six people and was running short of prostheses. In a separate dispatch from Kalemie yesterday, AP quoted townspeople as saying they were disillusioned with the government because of the air raids. Kalemie’s population is mostly Baluba, President Laurent-Desire Kabila’s ethnic group.

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