The death toll from attacks in eastern DR Congo attributed to the ADF rebel group rose to 38, the Red Cross and a security watchdog announced on Monday.
Firstly, the death toll stood at five in an attack on a hospital in Beni but it “has been revised to 38 dead after the discovery of new bodies” in two neighboring villages, according to the respected Kivu Security Tracker.
The local Red Cross also counted 38 dead from the attack blamed on the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebel group.
“Most of the bodies were tied up and their throats were slit by machetes,” Red Cross official Samy Kaleverwa said.
“For now it’s hard to have the exact number of men and women killed because we haven’t finished searching for bodies in the bush,” Kaleverwa added.