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DR Congo Attack: At Least 30 killed in Ituri Province

by Kunle Awosiyan

The red cross says At least 30 people have been killed during two days of attacks by gunmen in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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.

In December, more than 1,000 Ugandan soldiers crossed into DR Congo for what was meant to be a joint military operation to defeat the ADF.

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