​August 13, 2004: The Gatumba Massacre

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On this frightful day, 166 Congolese Tutsi refugees are massacred at the Gatumba refugee camp in Burundi. This was one of the largest civilian massacres carried out in Burundi in recent years.

A force of armed combatants, many of them members of the Forces for National Liberation (FNL), massacred at least 166 Congolese civilians and wounded another 106. The FNL is a predominantly Hutu rebel movement known for its hostility to Tutsi and the victims were largely Banyamulenge, a group often categorized with Tutsi.

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