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Islamist terror group kill 17 civilians in eastern Congo raid

ReutersAssailants 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...

Islamist rebel free 900 prisoners from east DR Congo jail

Armed men freed around 900 prisoners from a jail in Beni, east Democratic Republic of Congo, in a coordinated attack in the early hours of Tuesday morning, the town’s mayor said, blaming an Islamist militant group operating in the...

Armed militia kill 58 in Ituri province, eastern DR Congo

Fifty-eight people have been killed in attacks in a restive province of eastern DR Congo, local officials said on Thursday, blaming a notorious militia.Large numbers of the population have fled following the attacks in Irumu, a territory in the...

Islamic militants in DRC may have committed war crimes, UN Says

A series of brutal attacks against Congolese civilians by Islamic militants of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) are possible war crimes, United Nations monitors said Monday.Eighteen months of attacks by the ADF have killed more than 1,000 civilians, the...

Over a score killed as bloodbath in East DR Congo continues

At least 19 civilians have been killed in the restive eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo at the weekend in attacks blamed on a notorious armed group, local officials said.Nine people were kidnapped on Friday by the Allied Democratic...

Six killed in east Congo DR as militia burn homes

Six civilians were killed and dozens of homes torched in an attack in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo blamed on the notorious ADF militia, local official said on Monday.The attack took place Sunday near the Eringeti-Kainama...

Jihadists kill 40 villagers in northeast DR Congo

Suspected Islamist militants have killed at least 40 people in northeastern Congo, a rights group said on Wednesday, the latest in a wave of attacks against civilians in the mountainous jungles near the Ugandan border.Fighters from the Allied Democratic...

Congo DR set to sign peace deal with armed militia

The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo is set to sign a peace deal with leaders of an armed militia that's been active in the north-east of the country for nearly 20 years.The Patriotic Resistance Front (FRPI) was...

Five dead hostages found after eastern DRC massacre

Five hostages taken by an armed group that killed 10 people in eastern Democratic Republic Congo this week have been found dead, a local official said on Wednesday.Five bodies "were discovered in the neighbourhood of the Virunga National Park",...

More attacks, killings as rebel group ADF run amok in DR Congo

Fighters from the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) militia killed seven civilians in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday, just days after another massacre, local officials and police said.About 60 ADF fighters carried out the attack at Makeke, killing...
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