Congolese rebels at the weekend announced the capture of 14 Zimbabwean soldiers in a battle near Eshimba, some 250 km southeast of the diamond mining city of Mbuji-Mayi, Reuters reported on Monday.
In a dispatch quoting a rebel spokesman, it said the men were held after a battle on Friday, but gave no further details. The incident, however, was not confirmed by the government or independent sources, it said.
A Rwanda radio broadcast monitored by the BBC said besides the 14
captured, an unspecified number of Zimbabwean soldiers had also been killed in the Mbuji-Mayi fighting.
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