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DR Congo,Kasa Region
DR Congo,Kasa Region

DR CONGO-Officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo believe they have located the bodies of two UN investigators who went missing in the country.

According to the BBC, the remains were found in an area where US citizen Michael Sharp and Swedish national Zaida Catalan were abducted by "negative forces" two weeks ago.

The bodies are of a white man and woman.

There has been a wave of unrest in the Kasai region, where 40 police officers were found beheaded at the weekend.

The UN experts were in the country to monitor sanctions regime imposed on DR Congo but were investigating reports of abuses in Kasai.
Congolese Government Spokesman Lambert Mende confirmed reports of the discovery to the BBC.

Michael Sharp and Zaida Catalan were taken, along with four Congolese support staff, into the forest near the village of Ngombe in Kasai.
The Congolese Government is fighting a rebel group which operates in the area and is believed to have kidnapped the experts.

The violence in Kasai was sparked by the killing of traditional leader Kamuina Nsapu, who was leading an uprising against President Joseph Kabila.

 


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