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– BBC

Dozens of villagers were killed in an overnight raid in Beni in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

The militants were armed with knives and machetes and Reuters news agency quotes a local official putting the death toll at 22.

Several other people are reported to have been kidnapped during the raid.

Kisima chief is reported to have been a victim in the attack, according to a local official cited by Anadolu news agency.

Residents are blaming the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a Ugandan militia active in eastern DR Congo since the 1990s.

More than 1,200 people have been killed in Beni since November 2019, according to the Kivu Security Tracker.

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