Locals leaders and activists say ADF rebels massacred 20 to 22 villagers some 30 km west of Oicha town in North Kivu province, with army saying assailants used machetes to carry out mass killings.
The attack comes after suspected ADF rebels killed over 40 people in twin attacks on Wednesday.
Daesh-linked ADF rebels killed dozens of civilians using guns and machetes in several villages in North Kivu province, officials say.
Suspected Allied Democratic Forces militants accused of carrying out the overnight attack in the village of Makugwe, in the Beni area of North Kivu province.
The Daesh group claimed responsibility for the attack during a Sunday service at a Protestant church in the eastern Congolese town of Kasindi.
At least five people were reported killed and 15 others injured in a bombing in the city of Kasindi that the army blamed on the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) armed group.
"The victims  were women and men, cut up with machetes. Some bodies were decapitated, others were found tied up," a local civil society leader tells of the killings in Masome village of Ituri province.
Attacks by militias across eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo leave over a dozen people dead since Friday, including six miners who were decapitated by CODECO group rebels, officials say.
Out of the 872 inmates, all but 49 had escaped Kakwangura central prison in the town of Mutembo, after armed men attacked the prison leaving at least two police dead, sources say.
Witnesses believe the attack was conducted by fighters associated with Daesh.
Local officials blame ADF militia for killing at least 14 civilians in troubled east of Democratic Republic of Congo.
An attack by suspected rebels from the Allied Democratic Forces has left over a dozen people dead in the village of Masambo.
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