Six persons have been reported killed while several houses and vehicles razed in an attack by Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) last night (Oct. 1 to 2) on Komanda, in Irumu territory of Ituri province in Democratic Republic of Congo.
The attack lasted several hours during which several persons were injured and others reported missing.
“There are six persons dead among whom are two women and four men. Six houses and six vehicles were also burnt,” Daniel Herabo, president of the Komanda civil society revealed.
“The rebels carried away several persons into the bushes. The attack started at 7 p.m. (CAT) last night and lasted till early today Saturday October 2, 2021.”
This is the second attack on Komanda in two weeks. The first attack resulted in the deaths of at least four persons and 30 houses razed.
Since then, the ADF has stepped up their attacks on the neighbouring villages to Komanda notably Makayanga. Several Komanda inhabitants have fled into the bushes and neighbouring communities.
“The whole area is in total panic and the few people remaining here who constitute just about 10 per cent of the original population may also completely abandon Komanda,” Herabo declared.
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