At least 30 killed in eastern DR Congo attacks, Homes were torched and property looted

In Summary

  • The attacks are thought to have been carried out by the Allied Democratic Front (ADF), one of the deadliest rebel groups operating in the region.
  • They were brutal – some of the victims had been found tied up – others had had their throats slit.
The government has been seeking stop the attacks by dozens of armed groups. Image: AFP

At least 30 people have been killed during two days of attacks by gunmen in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Red Cross says

It happened in Ituri province, which along with neighbouring North Kivu, are under an official state of siege in effort by the government to stop the attacks by dozens of armed groups.

The attacks are thought to have been carried out by the Allied Democratic Front (ADF), one of the deadliest rebel groups operating in the region.

They were brutal – some of the victims had been found tied up – others had had their throats slit.

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About Joel Cholo Brooks 13611 Articles
Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.
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