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3 Killed In Third ADF Rebels Attack On Komanda, DR Congo

Another attack on Komanda two weeks earlier resulted in the deaths of four civilians and 30 houses razed down.

Three civilians on Tuesday, Oct. 5 died in an attack by Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels on Ngombe Nyama village, situated five kilometres to the southeast of Komanda Centre on the 4th national highway in the Walese Vonkutu chiefdom of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Eyewitnesses said the assailants also burnt down three houses before they were chased by the DR Congo national army, FADRC, that was called to the rescue.

“It was thanks to the intervention of the army that the rebels did not advance further. The number of soldiers in the area should be increased,” Gili Gotabo, President of the civil society in Irumu territory, advised.

Tuesday’s attack was the third in many weeks by the ADF rebels in the Komanda area and comes on the heels of another attack on the night of Oct.1 and 2, during which a total of eight civilians were killed and several houses and vehicles burnt down.

Several persons were also reported missing after the attack.

Another attack on Komanda two weeks earlier resulted in the deaths of four civilians and 30 houses razed down.

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