Five bodies were brought to a hospital from a village west of Oicha in North Kivu while seven more arrived from another village to the west of the town.
Soldiers and police officers were deployed across eastern DRC towns after days of deadly anti-UN protests that have claimed at least 19 lives in the volatile region.
The violence took place on the second day of protests against the peacekeeping mission MONUSCO for failing to protect civilians in a region marred by decades of violence.
The UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, known as MONUSCO, has come under regular local criticism for its perceived inability to stop fighting in the conflict-torn east.
Rebel groups accused the interim government representatives of creating a “bad atmosphere” at talks and announcing the August 20 national dialogue without any consultation.
Witnesses believe the attack was conducted by fighters associated with Daesh.
Democratic Republic of Congo's President Felix Tshisekedi and his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame agree at a summit in Angola to de-escalate tensions over M23 rebel insurgency, DRC says.
DRC's Felix Tshisekedi hopes for talks with Rwanda's Paul Kagame to be "truthful" as both African leaders meet face-to-face, first time since resurgence of violence in DRC's east.
Ebola is endemic to the Democratic Republic of Congo, where it was discovered near the Ebola river in 1976.
Hundreds gather to pay respects to Patrice Lumumba, who was murdered by a firing squad, his body hacked to pieces and finally dissolved in acid, with tacit backing of ex-colonial ruler Belgium, which kept a memento of his known remains – a tooth.
The woman was kidnapped twice by rebels, repeatedly raped and forced to cook and eat human flesh, rights campaigner Julienne Lusenge tells UNSC in shocking testimony of conflict crimes in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
"The M23 possesses firepower and equipment, which is increasingly sophisticated, specifically in terms of long-range fire capacities, mortars and machine guns as well as precision fire against aircraft," Bintou Keita tells UNSC.
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