Militia kills dozens of civilians in retaliatory attack in eastern DR Congo

File photo of people watch in Oicha as victims of a massacre in DR Congo's volatile east were being buried. (AFP)

Thirty-eight civilians have been killed by a notorious armed group in eastern DR Congo since Friday, a UN source told AFP, while local sources said the toll could be even higher.

The Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) have killed hundreds of people in the region since late 2019, in apparent retaliation for a military offensive against their bases.

Local sources said around 40 people had been killed on Monday and Tuesday alone, on the edges of North Kivu and Ituri provinces.

Last Update: Wednesday, 27 May 2020 KSA 15:26 - GMT 12:26