At least 30 people were killed in an attack in the Northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday.
It is suspected the Jihadists of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) carried out the attack in the Ituri Area.
According to the acting chairman of the Chiefdom of Walese Vonkutu, Dieudonne Malangayi, 14 people passed away during the attack.
He later confirmed to the AFP on Monday that 16 more bodies had since been found.
“The civilians who went to look for the bodies of the victims found 16 others in the bush, which makes 30 civilians massacred,” said Malangayi.
One civilian who was among the search team said the deceased mostly had machete and bullet wounds.
As of now, the US has considered the ADF terrorist group as a lethal armed rebel group in Eastern DR Congo.
By Everlyne Bosibori