Ten killed in attack in eastern DRC Beni region

Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC) soldiers rest next to a road after Islamist rebel group called the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) attacked area around Mukoko village, North Kivu province of Democratic Republic of Congo. (Reuters)

Ten people were killed late Monday in an attack in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo region of Beni, where a notorious militia has killed hundreds since October, a local official and a military officer said.

“Eight civilians, an intelligence agent and a soldier” were killed in the attack on the village of Manzahalo, local leader John Kambale told AFP on Tuesday. The toll was confirmed by a military officer, who blamed the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) militia.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:57 - GMT 06:57