42 civilians killed in east DR Congo
At least 42 civilians have been killed in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, in what the government described as a massacre in revenge for military operations in the area. Three days of national mourning have been declared following the mass killing, the latest in a series of massacres which have left more than 600 people dead in and around the troubled town of Beni since 2014. Beni Mayor Edmond Masumbuko said 42 people had been killed. The government had earlier put the death toll at 36. Army spokesperson Mak Hazukay said the attack was carried out by the Allied Democratic Forces, a partly Islamist armed group of Ugandan origin.