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Caritas says 400 killed in Congo church massacre

ICC Note

Members of the Ugandan rebel group, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), killed 400 Christians who were celebrating Christmas at a Catholic Church in Congo .

By Anne Thomas

12/30/2008 Congo (Christian Today)-The Catholic aid agency said it believes 400 people were killed in massacres carried out in Congo by Ugandan rebels on Christmas Day and the days following.

Caritas said it had received “disturbing’ reports from the field of mass killings perpetrated by the notorious Ugandan rebel group, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).

The LRA has denied responsibility for the attacks, one of which took place during a Christmas Day concert organised by the Catholic Church in Farajde City . Around 150 people are believed to have been killed in the attack over two days.

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