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ADF Rebels Abduct 7 Civilians From Kakuka Village In DR Congo

The attack was launched at dawn and was responded to by DR Congo’s army, FARDC.

At least seven civilians have been abducted from Kakuka village in Kainama locality of Beni territory in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo, during an attack by Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels.

According to the Government Delegate of Kainama, Diddys Isaya, the assailants launched the attack on Monday, Nov. 22, in Kainama at about 4 a.m. local time, followed by clashes with soldiers of the DR Congo national army, FARDC, which lasted several hours.

The rebels were reported to have looted several businesses and personal houses and razed down at least 15 houses, according to local administrative and civil society sources.

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