Reuters: More than a dozen people have been killed in two attacks near Beni in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo that were blamed on the rebel Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) group, local sources said Sunday.
 “An initial assault killed seven people late Saturday,” territorial administrator Donat Kibwana told an AFP, adding that “the attack took place at 11:00 pm and it was the ADF”, which originated in the 1990s as a Ugandan rebel group. Kibwana said the toll was still provisional and that the attack occurred at a town called Kisima.A second assault took place early Sunday near Oicha, which is in the same region as Beni, where the local authority and other sources said six people had died.
 However, the ADF has never claimed responsibility for attacks.The ADF is one of more than 100 militias that plague the eastern provinces of the vast DR Congo. The group has killed more than 640 civilians since the army launched a crackdown on it last November, according to an unofficial count.
 A total of 2,127 people have died in eastern DRC since President Felix Tshisekedi’s inauguration in January 2019, according to an estimate in late October by experts at the Kivu Security Tracker (KST).