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06/10/2022 Congo (International Christian Concern) – A raid by militants on June 5 in Otomabere village in eastern Congo left eighteen people dead and many homes destroyed. The attackers were suspected members of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), an Islamic extremist group that started operating in the DRC during the 1990s.

Kimwenza Malembe, a resident of Otomabere, described the village attack in a statement to Reuters. “We were chatting with some friends outside (when) we heard gunshots, and everyone fled in a different direction. It was total panic,” he said, “This morning, we counted 18 dead, killed by knives and firearms.”

According to a United Nations report, the ADF killed approximately 1,300 people from January 2021 to January 2022.

The Ugandan government has sent over 1,700 troops to the Congo to help combat the ADF and has agreed to continue aiding the Congo in a deal made last week.

Please pray for peace in the Congo.

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