I have received a text message from James Kataliko asking for our prayers as he says 17 people have been killed by the Islamist ADF rebels in Mavivi near the Beni airport. The constant terrorist attacks are creating a serious environment of fear.

Today, the UN declared that the ADF have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity, thus escalating the seriousness of their actions and their potential punishment.

Update: The reported death toll has risen to 22 plus dozens injured.