The United Nations has confirmed that a camp for internally displaced residents in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been attacked by armed men.
During the attack, which took place overnight, six women were raped and the Mugunga camp, located outside the city of Goma, looted, the UN said in a statement.
Earlier today, the camp's residents for food aid from the World Food Programme.
The attack on the camp comes amid a security vacuum in the area after the M23 rebel group's departure from nearby Goma.
Only several hundred policemen are securing the city, the Associated Press reported.
The rebels said today they would take Goma back if the Government does not agree to negotiate with them by tomorrow.
A rebel army, called M23, seized the provincial capital a week ago, defeating the hapless Congolese army.
Thousands of civilians have been forced to flee as M23 rebels in the Congo consolidated their position in Goma.