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At Least 50 Dead in Two Attacks in Eastern DR Congo

At least 50 people were killed overnight in two new attacks in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s deeply troubled east, monitors said Monday.

A local official blamed the notorious ADF militia, which has been linked to the Islamic State group, but others said the attacks may have been ethnic in origin.

Citing a provisional toll, the Kivu Security Tracker said 28 people had been killed in Boga and 22 in Tchabi, villages lying about six miles apart in an area known for Allied Democratic Forces attacks and community friction.

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A mortar bomb fired by the Taliban struck a wedding ceremony in a province north of the Afghan capital, killing at least six people including women and children, officials said.

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The US Navy successfully conducted a test of the First Stage Solid Rocket Motor as part of its Conventional Prompt Strik offensive hypersonic missile development and the army’s Long Range Hypersonic Weapon.

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A military convoy struck a roadside bomb in the northwest of the conflict-wracked Central African Republic, leaving two policemen and three Russian paramilitaries dead.

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The Iranian Defense Ministry recently showcased the country's latest weapons, with one such example being an underwater pistol reportedly resembling Russia’s distinctive four-barrel SPP-1.

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