These pictures were forwarded with a report that 17 people have been killed in Beni, DRC by Islamic ADF terrorists. I have no more words at this time.



UPDATE: A Catholic news agency, Agenzia Fides, has provided an report on the massacres. Otherwise, media has been ignoring this story:

Kinshasa (Agenzia Fides) – Christmas Eve marked by blood in three places in the territory of Beni, in North Kivu, in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. According to news sent to Agenzia Fides, in the early morning of December 24 the residents of Vemba-Todo/Mavivi, Mukoko/Oïcha, and Mayangos/Assets were attacked by guerrillas of the ADF-Nalu, a group of Ugandan origin, and killed at least 20 civilians.

It is the first time that three places are affected at the same time, point out local commentators, who also denounced the practice of the dismembering of the bodies of victims to sow terror among the population. The ADF-Nalu has acquired in recent years the characterization of a jihadist movement, but according to residents in the region only the last of several armed groups active in the area, supported by local powers and non-Africans, who wreak havoc in order to take advantage of the huge local natural resources.

According to information sent to Agenzia Fides, the massacres were perpetrated between 16 and 22 December. Most of those killed were hostages kidnapped before.