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ISIS killed dozens of Christians in Congo

The Islamic State has taken responsibility for a series of deadly attacks over several days in villages across the Democratic Republic of Congo, resulting in the deaths of dozens, including at least 80 Christians, according to military and local sources.

One of the deadliest days occurred on June 7, when militants suspected to be from the Islamic State-affiliated Allied Democratic Forces carried out coordinated assaults on multiple villages in the Beni territory of North Kivu, a predominantly Christian province.

On Friday, the Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack earlier in the week that killed over 40 people in the village of Mayikengo in Lubero territory.

Agence France-Presse reports, based on local authority figures, that nearly 150 people have been killed by the Allied Democratic Forces since the beginning of June.


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