Gunfire near UN camps in eastern DR Congo during protest after attack

Heavy gunfire was heard on Monday outside two UN camps near the eastern DR Congo town of Beni, where people…

Heavy gunfire was heard on Monday outside two UN camps near the eastern DR Congo town of Beni, where people had gone to protest after an armed group killed eight civilians, an AFP reporter said.

The shooting came from Congolese security forces who sought to disperse the demonstration, the reporter said.

After setting fire to Beni town hall, partially damaging it, hundreds of people headed to the UN camps on the outskirts, outraged at failures to curb the ADF, a shadowy militia blamed for hundreds of killings since 2015.

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