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36 killed, thousands displaced in Congo fighting

By The CNN Staff
March 1, 2013 -- Updated 0055 GMT (0855 HKT)

(CNN) -- At least 36 people have been killed in fighting between government and militia forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a U.N. spokesman said Thursday.

Among those killed were 10 civilians. At least 3,000 to 4,000 Congolese have taken refuge around a U.N. base in Katanga, said spokesman Eduardo del Buey.

Fighting started on Wednesday in North Kivu province in the country's eastern region.

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