Death toll in eastern Congo village attacks rises to at least 53

BENI, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - The death toll from attacks this week by suspected Islamist militants in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's Ituri province has risen to at least 53, a local village chief said on Thursday. 'After today's search, we arrived at 53 deaths,' Etienne Babawela told Reuters.

Reuters September 11, 2020 00:10:59 IST
Death toll in eastern Congo village attacks rises to at least 53

Death toll in eastern Congo village attacks rises to at least 53

BENI, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - The death toll from attacks this week by suspected Islamist militants in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's Ituri province has risen to at least 53, a local village chief said on Thursday.

"After today's search, we arrived at 53 deaths," Etienne Babawela told Reuters.

(Reporting by Erikas Mwisi Kambale; Writing by Aaron Ross)

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