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Six people feared death in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo clash

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Clashes between armed groups have left six people dead in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, just days after the conclusion of the first round of peace talks, according to regional sources and investigators.

Fighting broke out on Saturday in the Fizi region of South Kivu province where groups from Banyamulenge and Tutsi Congolese clashed with Biloze Bishambuke militants.

Many rebel groups operate in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, many of which stem from 25 years of civil war.

An official in the area said the Biloze Bishambuke group had returned a martini to what it called provocations from three groups from Banyaamulenge, which it accused of seizing 2 villages.