03 Apr '11, 3am

More than 1,000 people in an I.Coast town were massacred by unknown attackers with guns and machetes: Charity group

More than 1,000 people in an I.Coast town were massacred by unknown attackers with guns and machetes: Charity group

In this file picture taken on March 29, 2011, members of Pro-Ouattara forces hold their weapons in Duekoue, in western Ivory Coast. According to Catholic charity Caritas, more than 1,000 civilians were massacred by unknown attackers. -- PHOTO: AFP JOHANNESBURG - UNKNOWN attackers wielding machetes and guns killed more than 1,000 civilians in the neighbourhood of an Ivory Coast town controlled by forces fighting to install the internationally recognised president, the Catholic charity Caritas told The Associated Press on Saturday. The UN mission in Ivory Coast said it has a team investigating the alleged mass killings in western Duekoue. It said most of the nearly 1,000 peacekeepers based there were protecting about 15,000 refugees at a Catholic mission in the town at the time. Spokesman Patrick Nicholson of the Roman Catholic charity Caritas said workers visited Duekoue on...

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