More than 20 people were killed in an attack by suspected Islamist militants in North Kivu province in the Democratic Republic of Congo on October 30.

At least 15 of the 21 dead were women, local witnesses said. Members of the jihadi militia, Allied Democratic Forces, are suspected of carrying out the assault on Lisasa village in which a church was desecrated, a health centre looted and homes set on fire. A number of people were also abducted.

The attack happened days after jihadists killed at least 18 people in Baeti village in North Kivu province. A church and a number of homes were burned during the raid, which Islamic State  claimed was carried out by its members.

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