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Suspected Islamist militants kill 26 in east Congo attack

Suspected Islamist militants kill 26 in east Congo attack

SUSPECTED Islamist militants killed 26 people with machetes in an overnight attack in the town of Oicha in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, its mayor and the army said on Tuesday. They attributed the killings to the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a group originally from Uganda, now based in eastern Congo, which has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State militant group and mounts frequent attacks. Local army spokesperson Antony Mwalushayi said the attack against civilians in Oicha was believed to be retaliation for recent army strikes against the ADF. The attackers carried out the slaughter with knives instead of guns,…
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Islamist militants kill at least 35 in east Congo village, army says

Islamist militants kill at least 35 in east Congo village, army says

ERIKAS MWISI ISLAMIST militants killed at least 35 people in an overnight attack on a village in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in retaliation for a military crackdown on rebel activity, an army spokesperson said. The assailants were members of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), Anthony Mualushayi said, referring to a Ugandan armed group based in eastern Congo that has pledged allegiance to Islamic State and conducts frequent raids on villages. The attack targeted the village of Mukondi, around 30 km (20 miles) south of the city of Beni in North Kivu province, an area plagued with rebel activity…
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10 killed in overnight attack in DRC

10 killed in overnight attack in DRC

ERIKAS MWISI KAMBALE AT least 10 people were killed overnight in a raid on the city of Beni in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, witnesses said, and a civil society group and a monitoring body said Islamist militants were suspected of being behind the attack. Residents said a group of attackers had set several houses on fire in the middle of the night in the city's Beu district, firing upon people as they exited the buildings and attacking some with machetes. The raid took place just four days after the city, home to thousands of displaced people who fled surrounding…
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