DR Congo Militia Kills At Least 12 In New Attack
Muhammad Irfan 24 days ago Sun 07th February 2021 | 05:40 PM
Beni, DR Congo, Feb 7 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 7th Feb, 2021 ) :Fighters believed to belong to the ADF militia have killed at least 12 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo's east, local sources said Sunday.
The gruesome attack took place overnight Friday-Saturday after a month of relative calm in the area.
An expert in the area, who asked to remain anonymous, said 14 bodies had been found and more people were missing after the assault.
He added that "many villages are empty" of people who have fled the fighting.
But the ADF -- one of the most violent among dozens of armed groups in the eastern DRC -- is believed to have killed 21 civilians on February 5 in Rwenzori.
The UN's human rights office in the DRC said Wednesday that defence and security forces had made "significant efforts to dismantle" the militia.
Originally Ugandan Muslim rebels, the ADF settled in the DRC in 1995.