Catholic charity Caritas said in a statement Saturday that 1,000 people had been killed or 'disappeared' in the western Ivory Coast town of Duekoue, where mass graves were reported found after heavy fighting.
"Caritas teams visiting Duekoue in Ivory Cost are reporting a thousand people have been killed there or 'disappeared'," the charity said in a statement on its website.
"The massacre took place in the 'Carrefour' quarter of town, controlled by pro-Ouattara forces, during clashes on Sunday 27 March to Tuesday 29 March," the statement read.
"Caritas does not know who was responsible for the killing, but says a proper investigation must take place to establish the truth."
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