Militants kill dozens in east Congo as attacks on civilians intensify

The DRC government said the army had been waging a counter-insurgency campaign against the rebels.
The DRC government said the army had been waging a counter-insurgency campaign against the rebels.
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Suspected Islamist militants killed at least 62 civilians in a series of massacres this week in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where the army is waging a counter-insurgency campaign against the rebels, the government said on Saturday.

The upsurge in violence after a period of relative calm in early January undercuts government claims of security progress against the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a Ugandan Islamist group active in Beni territory.

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