At least 21 civilians in eastern DR Congo have been massacred by the Allied Democratic Forces, a militia blamed for hundreds of killings in the past year, UN sources and local officials said today. A source with the UN peacekeeping mission MONUSCO, giving a provisional toll, said 21 people had been ‘savagely’ killed in the Rwenzori area, while Donat Kibwana, administrator of the territory of Beni, said ’22 persons… 10 of them women’ had died. The AFP reports that the slaughter is the region’s second mass killing in a week.