A soldier in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo opened fire on family members and others who had buried his son before he could get home to attend the ceremony. He killed 13 people, including 10 children, authorities said Sunday.
The attack left the soldier’s wife, in-laws and two of their children dead on Saturday night, before pointing his gun at other civilians, reported Lt. Jules Ngongo, an army spokesman in Ituri province, where the killings took place. Specifically, the shooting occurred in the village of Nyakova, on the shores of Lake Albert. “The soldier opened fire on everyone around him,” Ngongo said.