Fresh bout of fighting in flashpoint North Kivu province leaves several civilians dead and wounded, hospital sources and aid workers say.
About 100 troops will be deployed in Kitshanga and Kilorirwe — areas occupied by M23 rebels in North Kivu province — as well as Sake, says a Burundian army officer.
Taken over by Tutsi-led M23 rebels two months ago, Rumangabo base in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo will be overseen by Kenyan forces deployed by regional bloc East African Community.
Regional African force and rebels announce start of M23 withdrawal from areas near Goma, provincial capital of North Kivu, near border with Rwanda and Uganda.
M23 group denies allegation of killing 50 civilians in eastern Kishishe village but confirms fresh fighting with DRC's military in North Kivu province that borders Uganda and Rwanda.
Attacks by militias across eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo leave over a dozen people dead since Friday, including six miners who were decapitated by CODECO group rebels, officials say.
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.
Local officials blame ADF militia for killing at least 14 civilians in troubled east of Democratic Republic of Congo.
Democratic Republic of Congo says M23 rebels attacked positions near Bunagana town and several other areas of North Kivu province, "supported by soldiers and artillery from the Rwandan army."
Rwanda "will not sit idly by" against any further attacks launched from the Democratic Republic of Congo, the East African nation warns, as tensions between the two neighbours soar.
"Nearly 30 delegates representing the armed groups of Ituri, North and South Kivu took part in these exchanges," Democratic Republic of Congo says, adding more meetings would follow in coming weeks.
A surge in attacks by armed militias and inter-communal violence in eastern DRC has killed more than 300 people since the start of the year as government troops and UN peacekeepers struggle to stabilise the mineral-rich territory.
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