9 slain in massacre in troubled eastern DR Congo

The massacre occurred in the town of Oicha, in the Beni region, local administrator Donat Kibwana told AFP.

FILE: A family member of a woman killed in an alleged attack by the Ugandan Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebel group carries the cross for the grave on November 12, 2018, in Beni. Suspected Ugandan rebels killed six people, hacking one woman to death, and kidnapped five others in the Democratic Republic of Congo's restive east, officials said on November 11. Picture: AFP.

BENI - Suspected militiamen killed nine civilians overnight Monday in the troubled east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, government officials and the military said.

The massacre occurred in the town of Oicha, in the Beni region, local administrator Donat Kibwana told AFP.

The assailants were suspected members of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), an armed group blamed for hundreds of killings since 2014.