Forty-six civilians are reported to have been killed in an attack by suspected Islamist militants on a village in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a senior provincial official said on Thursday, blaming the Ugandan Allied Democratic Forces armed group believed to have carried out a string of massacres in eastern Congo, killing more than 1,000 civilians since the start of 2019. The Daily Maverick reports that Islamic State has claimed responsibility for many suspected ADF attacks in the past, although UN experts have not been able to confirm any direct link between the two groups.