At least 30 civilians were killed Sunday in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) town of Luhanga following ethnic clashes.
The majority of those killed were Hutus, and neighborhood authorities said an ethnic Nande state army was behind the killings, which are the most recent in a year-long cycle of brutality between the two ethnic groups DRC's North Kivu area.
Bliss Bokele, a regional chairman in North Kivu, said aggressors initially assaulted a DRC military post before the attack on Luhangabegan.
"They began by assaulting the FARDC position. While they were assaulting the FARDC, another gathering was executing the populace with bladed weapons or shots," Bokele told was referenced by media.
Ethnic contentions, outside attacks and rivalry for mineral-rich land have fed industrious clash among eastern Congo's many revolt bunches in the course of the most recent two decades, costing a large number of lives.
Strains have spiked between the Hutu and neighboring groups since Congo's armed force propelled a 2015 military hostile against the FDLR, uprooting huge quantities of contenders and Hutu regular people.