Officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo say at least 40 people have been killed in an attack by an armed group on a camp for the displaced.

A local ethnic leader in the eastern Ituri province said the number of casualties could rise as many huts in the camp had been burned down and more bodies could lie in their charred remains.

Monday’s attack has been blamed on the Codeco militia drawn chiefly from the agriculturalist Lendu ethnic group, which has a long running feud with Hema pastoralists.

It has also been blamed for an attack on Saturday in which seven people died.

Source: BBC