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Islamic State terrorists kill 60 in DR Congo

“This week alone, they killed 29 civilians on Tuesday in Mamove.’’

• June 8, 2024
Democratic Republic of Congo (credit: wikipedia
Democratic Republic of Congo (credit: wikipedia

About 60 people have been killed in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo during several attacks by an affiliate of the Islamic State terrorist group, authorities said on Saturday.


The attacks took place in Béni, a territory in the province of North Kivu.


“This week alone, they killed 29 civilians on Tuesday in Mamove and then yesterday, Friday, they executed 28 other civilians near Masau,” a civil society leader in Beni, said Kambale Gerve.

 
A Red Cross source in Kinshasa said that “around 60 bodies have been taken in, while others are lying on the ground in areas that are still unsafe.”


From its propaganda channels, the Islamic State Central Africa Province claimed the deaths of more than 60 “Christians.”


The Islamists released shocking videos and photos of the bound bodies of victims floating on the Loulo River in Béni territory.


Mr Gerve said the attacks were carried out by Allied Democratic Forces rebels.


The ADF, a Ugandan rebel group, pledged allegiance to the Islamic State in 2019.  

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