27 civilians murdered in Democratic Republic of the Congo
(MENAFN) According to the army and Red Cross, at least 27 people have been murdered by members of a known rebel movement in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.
According to the Kivu Security Tracker (KST), which supervises violence in the region through a team of specialists on the ground, at least 27 people were murdered in Saturday's onslaught by the rebel Allied Democratic Forces (ADF).
Anthony Mualushayi, an army spokesperson, informed AFP earlier on Saturday, May 28th, “we heard bullets at dawn in the village of Beu Manyama.” He added that “when we arrived, it was already too late because the enemy ADF had already killed more than a dozen of our fellow citizens with machetes.”
The ADF, described as the Islamic State's local branch, has been suspected of murdering hundreds of civilians in DRC's volatile east.
Soldiers chased the terrorists after the assault early Saturday in the Beni district of North Kivu province and “neutralized seven ADF” and captured another, Mualushayi said.
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