GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Gunmen bent on rape entered a refugee camp in the Democratic Republic of Congo and killed a woman early Friday, U.N. aid workers said.
The assault occurred at a camp near Goma in eastern Congo, CNN reported. A U.N. spokesman said the men invaded the camp at about 1 a.m., planning to sexually assault a girl.
When their intended victim began screaming, a crowd began to gather. The attackers fired shots, including one that killed a 20-year-old woman.
Andrej Mahecic, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, said he did not know if the gunmen were from the Congolese army or Gen. Laurent Nkunda's Tutsi rebels.
"We have seen both sides do this," he said.
The flare-up of fighting in Kivu has driven thousands of people from their homes. The violence originated in 1994 when Hutu who had massacred thousands of Tutsi in Rwanda were driven across the border.