Islamic State Claims to Kill “More than 60 Christians” in DRC

Earlier today on their telegram, the Islamic State claimed to have killed “more than 60 Christians” in an attack in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). They further claim that one of those killed was a Congolese military officer. Their statement reads below:

“Central African State: More than 60 Christians were killed, including a Congolese army officer, in an attack by Caliphate soldiers in eastern Congo” 

The attack reportedly took place near the town of Beni, in the North Kivu province.

North Kivu, South Kivu, and Ituri, all provinces in the eastern DRC, are rife with activity from a wide array of armed groups.