Over 150 Rebels Killed in the DRC

Most serious fighting since July


More than 150 rebels have been killed in fighting with government forces in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the regional governor has told the BBC.

Julien Paluku said the fighting was continuing on Friday morning near the main regional city, Goma.

Mr Paluku said the city would not fall, despite rebel claims to be on the verge of capturing the city.