Extremist Rebels Kill at Least 15 Civilians in Eastern Congo, Rights Group Says
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) At least 15 people were killed by extremist attacks in eastern Congo's North Kivu province, a rights group said Friday.
Fighters with the Allied Democratic Forces believed to have ties with the Islamic State group attacked people for multiple days this week in the Ruwenzori sector of Beni territory, said Meleki Mulala, a coordinator for the New Congolese Civil Society group, a local rights organization.
They (also) seriously injured several other civilians who were dispatched for urgent care," he said. The attackers executed the victims with knives, and the bodies of the dead were taken to the morgue and will be buried, Mulala said.