(DRC) LATEST: Suspected Islamist militants killed at least 23 civilians in an overnight raid on a village near Beni in eastern the provincial governor’s office said on Wednesday #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Apr.03: It blamed the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a Ugandan militia active in eastern Congo since the 1990s. The authorities have blamed the ADF for the deaths of hundreds of people since 2014:

Democratic Republic of Congo: Islamists murder at least 23 civilians in overnight raid on village: The death toll was still provisional as the search for bodies continued in Manyama-Moliso, north of the city of Beni, the North Kivu governor’s office said on Twitter.

“Suspected Islamists kill 23 civilians in eastern Congo,” Reuters, April 1, 2021:

The group has stepped up reprisals against civilians since Congo’s army launched a fresh offensive in late 2019.

The United States designated the ADF a foreign terrorist organisation earlier this month, accusing it of links to Islamic State. U.N. experts in Congo, however, have not found evidence of a direct relationship between the two groups….

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Apr.03: 2021:

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