Out of the 872 inmates, all but 49 had escaped Kakwangura central prison in the town of Mutembo, after armed men attacked the prison leaving at least two police dead, sources say.
Rwanda carried out operations inside Democratic Republic of Congo and "provided troop reinforcements" to notorious rebel group, which Kinshasa always accuses Kigali of backing, says a report prepared by independent experts for UNSC.
The Congolese government said that the spokesperson had made "indelicate and inappropriate" statements, which contributed to the tensions between the population and MONUSCO.
Five bodies were brought to a hospital from a village west of Oicha in North Kivu while seven more arrived from another village to the west of the town.
The violence took place on the second day of protests against the peacekeeping mission MONUSCO for failing to protect civilians in a region marred by decades of violence.
Witnesses believe the attack was conducted by fighters associated with Daesh.
Democratic Republic of Congo's President Felix Tshisekedi and his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame agree at a summit in Angola to de-escalate tensions over M23 rebel insurgency, DRC says.
The woman was kidnapped twice by rebels, repeatedly raped and forced to cook and eat human flesh, rights campaigner Julienne Lusenge tells UNSC in shocking testimony of conflict crimes in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
"The M23 possesses firepower and equipment, which is increasingly sophisticated, specifically in terms of long-range fire capacities, mortars and machine guns as well as precision fire against aircraft," Bintou Keita tells UNSC.
Local officials blame ADF militia for killing at least 14 civilians in troubled east of Democratic Republic of Congo.
Opponents of proposal to deploy regional peacekeepers point to chequered history that some of Democratic Republic of Congo's neighbours have in the war-torn east of the country.
Seven-member East African bloc holds talks in Nairobi on an upsurge of violence in the volatile eastern region of Democratic Republic of Congo that has ensnared neighbouring countries.
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