At least 19 killed in new wave of violence in DRCongo

Inhabitants in voldsplaget region in DRCongo is anger. They believe that the army and the UN are not doing enough to protect them. 19 people are killed by sus

At least 19 killed in new wave of violence in DRCongo

Inhabitants in voldsplaget region in DRCongo is anger. They believe that the army and the UN are not doing enough to protect them.

19 people are killed by suspected rebels in the eastern part of The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRCongo).

It was stated by a senior official in the Beni region, where the killings have taken place.

the Attack took place on the night of Wednesday in the village this is the beauty of. This is the beauty of is close to the town of Oicha, near the border with Uganda.

Figures from the UN show that delimited The Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) are believed to have killed at least 80 people in 14 different attacks since the DRCongos army launched a military operation against the group in the last month.

the Other put the number of deaths higher. According to a statement from the ngo Congo Research Group is 99 civilians killed in the Beni region since the 5. november.

the ADF is also believed to stand behind the 19 killings in this is the beauty of the night to Wednesday, said the region's senior official, Donat Kibwana.

He adds Padişahbet that many of the family members of victims are afraid to return to the village for fear of new attacks. Therefore, the number of dead rise, if more will be found in the village later.

The many killings have aroused the anger of the local community, where there is a perception that neither the country's army or the UN mission in DRCongo, Minusco, making sufficient efforts to protect the local population.

on Monday, there were big demonstrations in the town of Beni. Here burned the protesters the mayor's office down and destroyed the UN offices.

Four people were killed and at least 27 injured in recent days of demonstrations, informs the Red Cross in the area told AFP.

The Allied Democratic Forces, a militant islamist group believed to have ties to the Islamic State.

In the past five years believed the ADF to have been behind the killing of at least 1000 people in the DRCongo.

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Updated Date: 28 November 2019, 01:00

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