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Suspected Islamists kill 18, torch church in east Congo

Suspected Islamists kill 18, torch church in east Congo

ASSAILANTS killed at least 18 people and burned down a church in a village in eastern Congo, a civil rights group and local committee said, blaming fighters from an Islamist militia group operating in the area. The army confirmed the attack on Baeti village in North Kivu province, around 20 km (12 miles) west of the city of Oicha, but declined to give a death toll. The Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a Ugandan armed group active in eastern Congo since the 1990s, has killed more than 1,000 civilians since the start of 2019, according to U.N. figures, despite repeated military…
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