The DRC military has blamed the ADF for the attacks, but some sources say the threats may have come from ethnic groups.
At least 50 people have been killed in two separate attacks in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, a military official said.
A local worker criticized the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), which was affiliated with the ISIL (ISIS) group. Military spokesman Jules Ngongo told the dpa news agency that ADF fighters had attacked Boga and Tchabi villages east of Ituri.
The two villages are located on the border between the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri in the area where the ADF is believed to be operating.
Some authors suggest that the threats may have come from ethnic groups.
A local leader said children and the elderly were among those affected.
The DRC military offered a modest 53% increase after the security services meeting in Bunia, the capital of Ituri.
Local president Gracien Iracan said at least 60 people had been killed.
“Seven vehicles have arrived to evacuate the victims – the worst case scenario,” Iracan told AFP. “They are still getting bodies, so the number is increasing. Many of the wounded were hiding in the bushes. ”
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MP Iracan said, “A major threat was imminent, the plot was targeted, they killed two local leaders … we can’t say they are setting up too much.”
Two Boga officials told AFP that the attackers had attacked a refugee camp. They say 36 bodies have been found so far in Boga, a person who has not yet been confirmed on his own.
Officials also warned not to criticize the ADF immediately, given the racial tensions in the region.
He suspects ethnic violence is due to the fact that the migrants in Boga mainly housed refugees from the Nyali group – but the neighboring Banyabwisha area has survived.
“We think it was the same group” that sparked the uprising in both villages, the Nyali leader in Tchabi told AFP by telephone.