Dozens of people were killed after armed men raided a gold mine in Djugu in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s eastern Ituri province last evening.
The AFP news agency quotes a local official as saying that 29 bodies had been retrieved from the artisanal mine.
Among the dead was a four-month-old baby, it said.
In a statement, the ministry of communication blamed the Codeco rebel group for the attack.
The army is working day and night to completely eliminate the armed groups here in Ituri, army spokesperson is quoted as saying by Reuter’s news agency
It’s blamed for killing at least a dozen people at a church in March, and another 60 in February. END.