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60 killed in Congo terrorist attacks

Jun 09, 2024

Kinshasa [Congo], June 9: At least 60 people have been killed in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo during several attacks by an affiliate of the Islamic State terrorist group, authorities said on Saturday.
The attacks took place in Beni, a territory in the province of North Kivu.
"This week alone, they killed 29 civilians on Tuesday in Mamove and then yesterday, Friday, executed 28 other civilians near Masau," said Kambale Gerve, a civil society leader in Beni, told dpa.
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 (ISCAP) claimed the death of more than 60 "Christians."
The Islamists released shocking videos and photos of bound bodies of victims floating on the Loulo River in Beni territory.
Gerve said the attacks were carried out by Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels. The ADF, a Ugandan rebel group, pledged allegiance to the Islamic State in 2019.
Source: Qatar Tribune