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.
Support Our Journalism
There are millions of ordinary people affected by conflict in Africa whose stories are missing in the mainstream media. HumAngle is determined to tell those challenging and under-reported stories, hoping that the people impacted by these conflicts will find the safety and security they deserve.
To ensure that we continue to provide public service coverage, we have a small favour to ask you. We want you to be part of our journalistic endeavour by contributing a token to us.
Your donation will further promote a robust, free, and independent media.Donate Here