Terrorists kill over dozen in eastern DR Congo attack

At least 14 civilians were killed in a rebel attack by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), according to local sources.

The attack, which occurred on Tuesday in the village of Masau, targeted a border region between North Kivu and Ituri provinces. 

Reports suggest the death toll could be higher, with some sources claiming 15 victims and others mentioning missing people. 

Homes and motorcycles were also reportedly damaged in the violence.

The ADF, a rebel group with historical ties to Uganda, has been active in eastern DR Congo for decades and has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group. 

Despite joint operations launched in late 2021 by the Congolese and Ugandan armies, the group continues to carry out deadly attacks against civilians.

This incident highlights the ongoing violence plaguing eastern DR Congo. 

The region has been unstable for decades due to armed groups, with the recent resurgence of the M23 rebel group further displacing civilians and adding to the humanitarian crisis.

The international community is urged to address the root causes of instability in eastern DR Congo while providing immediate assistance to alleviate the suffering of innocent civilians caught in the crossfire.

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