Heavy fighting breaks out in eastern DR Congo
[Daily Nation (Kenya)] Government troops and unidentified rebel forces clashed in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo
...formerly the Congo Free State, Belgian Congo, Zaire, and who knows what else, not to be confused with the Brazzaville Congo or
Republic of Congo, which is much smaller and much more (for Africa) stable. DRC gave the world Patrice Lumumba and Joseph Mobutu, followed by years of tedious civil war. Its principle industry seems to be the production of corpses. With a population of about 74 million it has lots of raw material...
Sunday, military officials said.
Heavy weapons fire could be heard after 9:00 pm (1900 GMT) at Sake in North Kivu region, about 30 kilometres (20 miles) west of the city of Goma, officials and residents said.
A regional military official confirmed the fighting to AFP but could not identify the rebels.
There were no immediate reports of casualties.
The M23 rebel group controls part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo's restive east.
Army tanks left Goma for Sake late in the evening.
The M23 was formed in May by former fighters in an ethnic Tutsi rebel group that was integrated into the military under a 2009 peace deal whose terms the mutineers claim were never fully implemented.
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