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Over 40 killed in massacres in DRC

A second massacre in as many days on the Democratic Republic of Congo, has left at least 20 people dead, taking the toll to over 46.

Both massacres took place near the town of Beni, on the Ugandan border. Most of the victims were women and children, who were killed with guns, machetes and axes.

Beni's mayor accused Ugandan militant group, the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), of the massacres.

At least 70 people were massacred in attacks in the eastern border region over the past two weeks, in attacks "accompanied by rape, torture and mutilations", according to a UN official.