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Nine dead in attack in Eastern DRC

Nine dead in attack in Eastern DRC

Republic of the Congo

At least nine people have been killed in the latest attack in North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

According to an army spokesman, an overnight raid was carried out in Eastern Congo where hundreds had been killed in numerous attacks over the years.

Congolese officials and the UN’s peacekeeping mission in the country have attributed the killings to an armed group of Ugandan origin, the Allied Democratic Forces.

The armed group has been accused of copious human rights abuses in Eastern DRC.

The region that has been in conflict for the best part of two decades.

Dozens of armed groups are active in North Kivu, where government troops have also been accused of preying on the civilian population.

AFP