The Islamic State (IS), to which dreaded West African terror group, Boko Haram, is affiliated has claimed responsibility for an attack on a village this week in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
The global terror franchise, IS, disclosed this in a statement published on Friday, October 22 on its affiliated Telegram channels.
According to Reuters, its reporter were told by residents of Kalembo village that: “Rebels killed 16 people and torched houses in an attack on Wednesday that a local human rights group blamed on the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a Ugandan armed group active in the region.”
The Islamic State was responsible for the attack in the village about 40 km (25 miles) east of the city of Beni, according to the statement.
“The ADF has operated in the dense forests near the Ugandan border for more than three decades and began killing civilians in large numbers in 2014.
“The group has publicly aligned itself with Islamic State, but a June report from the United Nations found no evidence of direct support from Islamic State to the ADF,” according to a report by Reuter.