More than dozen killed in North-eastern Congo

More than dozen killed in North-eastern Congo

At least 14 people were killed Sunday in Ituri, North-eastern of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in an attack by Allied Democratic Forces, Islamist rebel group originally based in neighboring Uganda, authorities have  announced.

Lingasa Benago, a leader of civil society in Irumu told Turkish news agency Anadolu that the attack killed 14 people, including two women, and injured about 20 others at dawn.

“After executing people with machetes, they burned 36 houses before looting the population’s property,” added Babanilau Etienne, head of the chieftaincy. The death toll of 14 may change because many other people are missing, Benago added.

The Congolese army reportedly deployed in the area to protect the territory. Both Congo and Uganda are mobilized fighting the group affiliated to the Islamic state group. ADF is considered a terrorist organization by the Ugandan government.

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