at least 22 killed in attack on a camp

DR Congo: at least 22 killed in attack on a camp

At least 22 people have been killed in an attack in a camp for displaced people in Ituri province in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, local media have reported.

The armed group Cooperative for the Development of the Congo (Codeco) are blamed to have opened fire on the camp.

Twenty people were buried immediately in two common graves, while another two were buried later, the AFP news agency quoted a Red Cross official as saying.

Last week, an attack on the same camp left 29 people dead.

Military officials have replaced civilian officials who were in charge of administrations in Ituri and neighbouring North Kivu provinces in order to fight insecurity caused by armed group including Codeco and the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) .

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