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Burundian soldiers reportedly killed near Moba

The bodies of Burundian army soldiers killed in recent fighting in Katanga province were “clandestinely” transported back to Burundi via Uvira in South Kivu on Sunday, the Missionary Service News Agency (MISNA) said this week. It said a memorial service had been scheduled in Uvira for 89 Burundian soldiers who died in recent fighting against government forces near Moba. MISNA said some 3,000 Burundian troops were backing rebel forces in DRC. Burundi has consistently denied any military involvement in the conflict.


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