"The victims  were women and men, cut up with machetes. Some bodies were decapitated, others were found tied up," a local civil society leader tells of the killings in Masome village of Ituri province.
Attacks by militias across eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo leave over a dozen people dead since Friday, including six miners who were decapitated by CODECO group rebels, officials say.
Out of the 872 inmates, all but 49 had escaped Kakwangura central prison in the town of Mutembo, after armed men attacked the prison leaving at least two police dead, sources say.
Witnesses believe the attack was conducted by fighters associated with Daesh.
Local officials blame ADF militia for killing at least 14 civilians in troubled east of Democratic Republic of Congo.
An attack by suspected rebels from the Allied Democratic Forces has left over a dozen people dead in the village of Masambo.
At least 52 people were killed in separate but simultaneous attacks in three villages in the Ituri province.
A bomb exploded at a Congolese restaurant as patrons gathered on Christmas Day in an eastern town where extremists are known to be active.
Hundreds of Ugandan troops cross into the Democratic Republic of Congo to secure bases belonging to the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF).
At least three people killed and scores wounded, with more casualties expected after two blasts hit Kampala in what is suspected to be a coordinated attack.
At least 30 killed in Ituri area of Democratic Republic of Congo in weekend attack, sources say. Locals say the victims had mostly been attacked with machetes or shot.
Local chief says victims were discovered by Red Cross workers who went into nearby forest to look for those missing after the attack on Kasanzi village in the Beni territory of North Kivu.
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