IS-linked Rebels Kill at Least 16 in Eastern Congo Attack

A suspected Islamist rebel group has killed at least 16 people in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Reuters reported yesterday.

The attack occurred in North Kivu province and was carried out by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), an insurgency group allied with Islamic State. The victims were reportedly hacked to death with machetes while in their homes or fields.

The ADF took advantage of the absence of military forces in the area to carry out the deadly assault, the source mentioned.

The group has operated in the region’s jungles for nearly three decades, originating as a Ugandan insurgency before establishing a presence in eastern Congo.

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