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At least ten Killed in the DRC during overnight attack

Islamic extremists are suspected to be behind an attack that killed at least 10 people last night in the city of Beni in eastern DR Congo.


According to Reuters, residents of the city stated that “A group of attackers had set several houses on fire in the middle of the night in the city’s Beu district, firing upon people as they exited the buildings and attacking some with machetes.”

Hundreds of civilians took to the city’s streets this morning to protest a lack of security in the area.

“So far we have seen ten bodies ourselves and have just transported a body on a cart to the morgue,” protestor Kathembo Ngeleza told Reuters,

“We don’t know what our authorities are doing. The idea is to protect the inhabitants, but here we are again … We are really angry,” he added.


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