At least 50 killed in two attacks in Congo DR

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At least 50 people have been killed in two new attacks in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

An organization monitoring the insecurity in the region said at least 20 civilians were killed overnight in the village of Boga and at least 19 were killed in the village of Tchabi, both of which are in Ituri province.

People in the area blame the attacks on ADF rebels.

Last week at least 22 people were killed by the same rebel group in neighbouring North Kivu province.

The Congolese government recently imposed a state of siege in both areas granting extra powers to the military.

President Felix Tshisekedi gave extra powers to the military to address the insecurity which has seen numerous attacks every week despite the presence of thousands of United Nations peacekeepers

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