A surge in attacks by armed militias and inter-communal violence in eastern DRC has killed more than 300 people since the start of the year as government troops and UN peacekeepers struggle to stabilise the mineral-rich territory.
Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday announced a return of Ebola in its troubled east, just three months after authorities declared the end of the country’s latest outbreak.
Officials blame Mai-Mai militia for killing six park guards in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's Virunga National Park, home to about a quarter of the world's critically endangered mountain gorillas.
The attack happened overnight in the remote village of Baeti, the administrator of Beni territory in North Kivu province said.
Women and children among those murdered in two separate attacks in restive Ituri and North Kivu provinces of Democratic Republic of Congo, officials say.
A senior regional official in the eastern Ituri province said "attackers armed with guns and knives killed 21 civilians in Mahagi," which was the deadliest attack in three days.
Spokesman for Democratic Republic of the Congo's army said soldiers and rebels clashed in the Beni province of North Kivu bordering Uganda in the east on Friday.
Officials of restive Beni region in Democratic Republic of Congo blame ADF fighters for massacre in Alungupa village in "surprise" attack.
Fatalities were caused by police firing on protesters in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. A senior UN official responded to the protests and attacks against peacekeepers and Ebola health workers, saying they were planned, organised and funded.
The health workers were killed when Mai-Mai fighters attacked a centre run by the United Nations health agency overnight in Biakato area of the Democratic Republic of Congo, local officials say.
UN mission MONUSCO spokesman said a "rapid intervention force" of peacekeepers was dispatched to the area in the morning.
Juvenal Musabimana, also known by his nom de guerre Jean-Michel Africa, killed alongside four of his bodyguards following a firefight in Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province, army officials say.
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