Six killed in attack in DR Congo
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.