Six killed in at­tack in DR Congo

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Six peo­ple were killed by uniden­ti­fied as­sailants in the volatile east of the Demo­cratic Repub­lic of Congo, amid a spike in vi­o­lence in the restive re­gion. “Six peo­ple of all eth­nic back­grounds were killed” on July 22 in Bwa­landa, said Alphonse Ma­hano, a lo­cal del­e­gate of North Kivu prov­ince. Mr Ma­hano was re­fer­ring to the Hutu, Hunde and Nande groups liv­ing in Bwa­landa, which faces the Rwan­dan bor­der. “Three [vic­tims] were hacked with ma­chetes” while three oth­ers “were burned in their homes”, Mr Ma­hano said.

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