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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