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2 Rebels, 1 Soldier Die In Mai-Mai Attack On Bashu, DR Congo

Captain Mualushayi said the FARDC fired back shortly afterwards killing two Mai-Mai militia.

Bisong Etahoben

Two militia of the Mai-Mai armed group and one DR Congo soldier were killed on Saturday, Oct. 16, in an attack by the Mai-Mai fighters on Museya, a village located in the Bashu chiefdom to the south of Beni territory in North Kivu.Ā 

Two AK-47 rifles were recovered from the rebels. According to Captain Anthony Mualushayi, the army spokesperson in Beni, the assailants were the first to attack the DR Congo national army, FARDC, commando base in Museya killing one soldier.

Captain Mualushayi said the FARDC fired back shortly afterwards killing two Mai-Mai militia.

ā€œThe Mai-Mai rebels are short of arms that is why they are daily attacking us in the hope of capturing some arms from us,ā€ said the spokesperson of Operations Sokola 1.

This is the latest attack by the Mai-Mai rebels on FARDC positions in Bashu. About a month ago, the Mai-Mai killed six people at Kathendere village.

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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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