Thirty-six people have been killed in a suspected militia attack in the eastern DR Congo region of Beni, where hundreds have died in violence since November, a local official said Wednesday.
troops have been carrying out a military operation on an armed group in
the east of the country -- long plagued by various militias -- and
militiamen have responded with a series of massacres against civilians.
were all hacked to death. This brings (the toll) to 36 bodies," local
Beni governor Donat Kibwana told AFP, updating casualties from Tuesday's
Officials had earlier reported 15 fatalities.
people with skull fractures caused by machetes have been admitted to
the hospital in Oicha for surgery, an AFP reporter there said.
main attack took ...