DR Congo massacre: Pregnant women among dead

South Kivu lies close to the borders with Burundi and Rwanda.
South Kivu lies close to the borders with Burundi and Rwanda.

The victims of a massacre in the Democratic Republic of Congo included several pregnant women, had been shot, stabbed or burned inside their homes.

A Reuters cameraman on the scene counted 37 bodies, some of them lying inside a village church.

"It is Congolese who have carried out these attacks. It was about a dispute over cows," South Kivu governor Marcellin Cishambo told Reuters.

"The problem is that everyone in this area carries a weapon."

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Pregnant women among dozens dead in DR Congo massacre

Up to 37 people including women and children were killed in Democratic Republic of Congo's eastern province of South Kivu on Saturday morning in an attack that the regional governor blamed on a dispute over cattle.