16 civilians killed in suspected militia attack in DR Congo

The Nation  |  Jul 24, 2021

Beni, DR Congo - Suspected members of a militants killed 16 people as they were returning from a weekly market in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), local and medical sources said Friday.

The dead from the ambush on Thursday evening included six women and a child, all of whom were shot, Jerome Munyambethe, head of the hospital in the town of Oicha, told AFP. 

“We have seven bodies in the hospital morgue,” town mayor Nicolas Kikuku said.  He said another nine wounded were being treated at the hospital. 

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