Fourteen killed in machete attack in DR Congo's Ituri

TEHRAN, Mar. 21 (MNA) – Fourteen people, including seven children, have been killed with machetes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Red Cross has said, as a community leader blamed a notorious armed group for the bloody attack.

The attack took place in a displaced people’s camp in the country’s northwestern Ituri province on Saturday, the humanitarian aid group reported.

Among the victims were five women aged between 25 and 32 and a two-year-old girl, according to a list shown by the Red Cross to the news agency AFP.

Gold-rich Ituri province has been plunged back into a cycle of violence since late 2017.

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