Suspected Islamists kill 17 civilians in eastern Congo raid

The number of victims is at 21 now, I hope it doesn’t go any higher.

Suspected Islamists kill 17 civilians in eastern Congo raid

BENI, Congo (Reuters) - Assailants killed at least 17 people in a raid on a village in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday night, local authorities said, blaming fighters from an Islamist militia group.

The army confirmed the attack in the Buliki area of North Kivu province, 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 campaigns to destroy it.

Number at 21 victims now:

The heavy fighting in DR Congo is over but these sporadic acts of violents still occur. Sad.

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