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Crowds stone U.N. vehicles

November 24, 2008|FROM TIMES WIRE REPORTS

Thousands of people displaced by fighting stoned United Nations vehicles at a refugee camp in Kibati, Congo, in anger at the organization's failure to protect them.

Soldiers who had stopped the U.N. peacekeepers' convoy at the camp then dragged a group of men off the trucks, accusing them of being rebels.

Peacekeepers' spokesman Lt. Col. Jean-Paul Dietrich said 10 surrendered rebels were among the men, and that they were to have been turned over to the military today.

No injuries among U.N. personnel were reported.

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