Muslims Hack 60 To Death In Democratic Republic of Congo

Islamists hack to death more than 60 people in revenge for military operations targeting their group in the Democratic Republic of Congo

At least 64 people have been killed in Democratic Republic of Congo – hacked to death in attacks carried out by suspected rebels, it has been reported.

In what the government described as a massacre in revenge for military operations in the area, the machete attacks happened in the town of Beni in North Kivu on Saturday night but local officials believe the mounting death toll could eventually reach 75.

Three days of national mourning have been declared following Saturday night’s mass killing, the latest in a series of massacres that have left more than 600 people dead in and around the troubled town of Beni since 2014.