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Bodies of U.N. workers and interpreter found in Congo, prompting calls for investigation

Bodies of U.N. workers and interpreter found in Congo, prompting calls for investigation

The bodies of two United Nations investigators and their Congolese interpreter were found in a shallow grave Monday in the troubled Kasai-Central province of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

American Michael J. Sharp of Kansas, Swede Zaida Catalan and Congolese Betu Tshintela were reporting on the conflict in Kasai-Central, a province roiled by months of violence.

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres confirmed late Tuesday that the bodies located south of the city of Kananga were those of Sharp and Catalan. Congolese authorities said Tshintela’s body was also found.

Sharp and Catalan were members of the U.N. Group of...

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