2 Die, Others Missing In ADF Twin Attacks In 3 DR Congo Villages

The attacks were on Tuesday, May 17 and Wednesday, May 18.

Two persons were killed and several others are reported missing after double attacks by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels in the villages of Bamande, Balimali, and Bandikavu on the Komanda-Mambassa highway in the Walese Vonkutu chiefdom of Ituri province, DR Congo. 

The attacks were on Tuesday, May 17 and Wednesday, May 18.

According to Soniau Malanga, secretary of the local civil society coordination, one of the victims was killed in Bamande on Tuesday, May 17, while the other one was killed on Wednesday.

“Another young man was equally killed in the Wednesday evening attack by these Ugandan rebels,” Malanga revealed.

” It was thanks to the intervention of the DR Congo national army, FARDC, that the rebels did not advance into other areas. We call on the state of siege authorities to put in more efforts in order to restore security in the zone.”

The Ugandan ADF rebels have in the last one month increased their attacks on the national highway number 27 which passes through the villages attacked on May 18, 2022.

These attacks came a few days before the announcement by the Ugandan army that they would withdraw from the DR Congo on May 31, 2022.

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