Army clashes with rebels kills 16 in Eastern Congo
Sixteen people have been killed in eastern Democratic Republic Congo in clashes between troops and rebels.
With most killed rebels, some were government forces. Captain Dieudonne Kaserek told media that these include a commander and three soldiers who drowned in a river.
The fighting is in Fizi, a region of South Kivu and the rebels are loyal to a former army general, William Amuri Yakutumba, who are opposed to President Joseph Kabila.
The country is gearing up for a presidential election on 23 December where Kabila is not standing for re-election.