A Congolese soldier covers his face to protect himself from tear gas fired in Goma on July 26, 2022 /CFP
The Democratic Republic of Congo has said that 36 people, including four United Nations peacekeepers, died during anti-UN protests in the east of the country last week.
In a statement seen by AFP on Tuesday, government spokesman Patrick Muyaya also said that "nearly 170" people had been wounded.
The latest toll is an increase on an earlier reported figure of 19 casualties during the protests.
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