A government-led military operation against various rebel groups in the Ituri region of the Democratic Republic of Congo has caused hundreds of thousands to flee the region, amid a mounting death toll on both sides.
A senior regional official in the eastern Ituri province said "attackers armed with guns and knives killed 21 civilians in Mahagi," which was the deadliest attack in three days.
Officials say assailants of the armed group CODECO killed 22 civilians in the village of Koli and in the second attack, two soldiers, a civilian and five members of the ADF militia were killed in Beni.
At least 62 civilians killed in a series of attacks by ADF militants this week in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, officials say, while an NGO says seven people were killed by Mai-Mai militia in volatile Beni region.
The Congolese rights group said that rebels from the Allied Democratic Forces had killed at least 43 people since Friday in and around Beni, the epicentre of the ongoing Ebola epidemic.
Citizens of Beni and Butembo have lashed out at the perceived failures of the Congolese authorities and UN to quell a notorious armed group. The unrest is feared to impact the Ebola outbreak as WHO evacuates 49 Ebola staff out of Beni.
Officials blame the ADF militia group for twin overnight attacks in North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The killings blamed on suspected militants of Allied Democratic Forces occurred overnight in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's Beni region, authorities and witnesses say.
At least 15 UN soldiers, mostly from Tanzania, were killed by suspected Ugandan rebels in a raid on a base in the Democratic Republic of Congo late on Friday.
The latest brutal attack comes on civilians in their homes and fields, violently killing 36. Dozens of angry protestors came out to the streets, chanting anti-government slogans and demanding protection.
Attackers armed with machetes raided a village and hacked at least 16 civilians to death in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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