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1 Officer, 2 Soldiers Of DR Congo Killed By Suspected Rebels

Lt. Jacques was on patrol with the personnel under his control when they were ambushed by the yet-to-be identified assailants.

An officer and two rank-and-file soldiers of the DR Congo national army were killed in two separate attacks in Kitchanga region of the country over the weekend.

Security sources in the region disclosed that the corpse of Lieutenant Mbemba Jacques of the 3410 regiment of the DR Congo national army FARDC, was found on Saturday, Aug. 28, in the village of Katale within the Osso Banyungu sector of the country.

Lt. Jacques was on patrol with the personnel under his control when they were ambushed by the yet-to-be identified assailants, sources said. He died from bullet wounds shortly after the ambush.

Two days earlier, according to Major Njike Kaiko, the spokesperson of the 34th military region, two soldiers of the FARDC were killed in an attack against their position in Muhongozi within the Kitchanga region.

The attack took place on the Kitchanga-Mwesso highway in the Busumba area in the locality of Lupfunda.

Meanwhile, the corpse of a notorious bandit identified as Sore Munguiko was discovered in the village of Rufaranga near Katale village on the same Saturday.

Civil society sources in the area also report several incidents of violence during the past week.


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Chief Bisong Etahoben

Chief Bisong Etahoben is a Cameroonian investigative journalist and traditional ruler. He writes for international media and has participated in several transnational investigations. Etahoben won the first-ever Cameroon Investigative Journalist Award in 1992. He serves as a member of a number of international investigative journalism professional bodies including the Forum for African Investigative Reporters (FAIR). He is HumAngle's Francophone and Central Africa editor.

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