At least 24 people died in attacks over the weekend in villages in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s eastern province of North Kivu, local media reported.
From 9, the toll of these attacks attributed to Ugandan Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels has risen to 24.
The villages attacked were set on fire, reports say.
According to an official of a civil society organization, fifteen people are also missing.
“We alerted the army, but so far no offensive has been launched, leaving the attackers free to roam everywhere to loot and kill,” he said.
Presented by the Islamic State organization (EI) as its branch in Central Africa (ISCAP), the ADF group is accused of being responsible for the massacres of thousands of civilians in the DRC and of having committed jihadist attacks in Uganda.