DR Congo: Muslims murder about 20 people in jihad raid on village

“Troops are in pursuit of the attackers,” but these attacks keep on happening. The troops are either unable or unwilling to stop the jihadis.

“Islamists suspected of killing about 20 people in eastern Congo raid,” Reuters, January 23, 2023:

BENI, Democratic Republic of Congo, Jan 23 (Reuters) – Suspected Islamists killed about 20 people in a raid on a village in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday night, a local chief and a military official said on Monday.

Both blamed the killings on the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a Ugandan armed group based in eastern Congo that has pledged allegiance to Islamic State and wages frequent attacks.

“We were attacked last night in the village of Mukungwe in Beni territory. It is the ADFs who stormed the village,” said Eugene Matsozi, the customary chief of the area.

“So far we have buried 24 people,” he said.

Colonel Charles Omeonga, the military administrator of Beni territory, said “around 20” villagers were killed but that he was waiting for a final assessment.

Troops are in pursuit of the attackers, he added….

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