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Death toll in eastern Congo village attacks rises to at least 53

BENI, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - The death toll from attacks this week by suspected Islamist militants in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ituri province has risen to at least 53, a local village chief said on Thursday.

“After today’s search, we arrived at 53 deaths,” Etienne Babawela told Reuters.

Reporting by Erikas Mwisi Kambale; Writing by Aaron Ross

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