(International Business Times) – Security forces have killed at least 390 people suspected of belonging to the Kamuina Nsapu militia as part of the government’s operations to quash the militiamen in the provinces of Kasai, Kasaï Central and Kasaï Oriental, according to a state official. The brutal conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s previously peaceful Kasai region erupted in August 2016 when government forces killed Kamuina Nsapu, a tribal chief who was leading a rebellion against President Joseph Kabila, whose attempts to remain in power beyond the legal limit set by the constitution have rocked the already fragile nation.