At least 16 members of a militia group have been killed in the troubled North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a military source has said.
The militia group had been engaged in intense fighting against the Congolese army since Friday, when at least four militiamen died.
Army spokesman Jules Tshikudi said that Congolese soldiers killed seven others on Sunday and the bodies of five Mai-Mai, a self-described “self-defence” group, were recovered on Monday.
“The situation is currently under control,” Tshikudi said.
The violence took place in the village of Kipese in Lubero, in the eastern Great Lakes region near the border with Uganda.