At least 63 people were killed on Saturday in clashes between militia fighters and government forces in the Pool region, news agencies said. The dead included 60 militia and three soldiers, Reuters quoted state radio as saying. The radio said fighting began when Ninja militia allied to former Prime Minister Bernard Kolelas ambushed an army convoy in the village of Ntadi near Mindouli. Insecurity in the Pool region south of Brazzaville has increased since September with scores of people reported killed by the violence.
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