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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

UN Disarms Refugees

KIGALI, Rwanda () -- An 1,800-strong UN force backed by Rwanda's government army moved into camps for the displaced in southwest Rwanda on Wednesday to disarm people following an upsurge in violence there, a UN military spokesman said. "It is a coordinated search because of a significant increase in harassment as well as murders of people in and around the camps," said Colonel Jan Arp.


The camps in the southwest were set up by French forces in May. The people there now are mostly Hutus, who fear retribution after this year's massacre of up to a million people, mostly members of the Tutsi minority.