NH1 News Debates


Nov 22, 2014 5:58 AM

Congo's army hunts assailants after attack in east

The Associated Press

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) A provincial governor says Congo's army is searching for the perpetrators of a new attack in the country's east that civil society groups say killed at least 50 people.

North Kivu Governor Julien Paluku said Saturday that nine bodies had been recovered from the attack committed by unknown assailants near the town of Beni, more than 300 kilometers (186 miles) north of Goma, the provincial capital.

A coalition of North Kivu civil society groups said Friday that between 50 and 80 people were killed in the attack Thursday.

More than 100 people have been killed in recent attacks in the region. The government has blamed the Allied Defense Forces rebel group.

Congo's U.N. mission, which is authorized to battle rebel groups, has vowed to help find the perpetrators.


--  Dealing with the Disease of Addiction? Click here for help --

More from NH1.com

NH1 News Debates
NH1 News Replay

NH1 on Twitter

NH1 SkyView Cameras

NH1 on Facebook

Check out NH1 News Rail Polls on LockerDome on LockerDome