Democratic Republic of Congo: Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) militia kills 24 civilians in Beni region
At least 24 civilians were killed over two days by a notorious militia in the Beni region of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where the army is battling armed groups, a local source said Wednesday.
The Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a mainly Muslim movement that originated in Uganda in the 1990s has been blamed for more than 1,000 civilian deaths in the Beni region of North Kivu province since 2014.
“Twenty bodies were discovered Monday in the villages of Mapasana and Mabuo,” Kinos Kathuho, head of the local civil society told AFP.
Four other bodies were found on Tuesday in the nearby village of Mbau after an attack, he added.