At least 15 civilians and an army commander were slain by rebels attacking villages in eastern DRC over the weekend.
At least ten persons were killed in Kandoyi, a community in the Ituri region of Uganda, on Friday night, according to the military governor of the region, Colonel Siro Simba.
On Saturday, five people were killed in an incident in Bandiboli, a town just a few miles away.
The rebels, according to a woman who lost both parents, slit their throats.
The Rwandan army has fought alongside the M23 rebel organisation, according to a UN expert panel.
About 50 others were injured in Goma, according to government spokesman Patrick Muyaya’s statement.
Butembo’s police head, Colonel Paul Ngoma, reported that seven civilians were killed in the city.
According to a UN statement, three other UN personnel were slain in Butembo, including two peacekeepers and two police officers.
In the words of the UN, demonstrators have “violently stolen guns” from Congolese police and fired at peacekeeping forces in the country. Stone and petrol bombs were also hurled at the military base and infrastructure were vandalised, according to the organisation.
A man stated publicly.Deputy UN spokesperson Farhan Haq emphasised that any attack on UN soldiers may constitute a war crime and called on the Congolese authorities to investigate these occurrences and bring those responsible to account.
Earlier, Haq informed reporters that the situation was tense and that additional troops were being sent in. UN forces have been instructed to take the utmost caution, he insisted.
Security forces had fired “warning bullets” at protestors earlier, Muyaya claimed on Twitter.
Bunagana, a North Kivu town on Uganda’s border, has been captured by the rebels in the eastern Congo.