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ADF Rebels Ambush, Kill Businessmen In Mighende-Hululu, DR Congo

ADF rebels are intensifying their attacks in the Democratic Republic of Congo despite a joint military operation by the national army, FARDC, and Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF).

Four persons, including two women, were killed while two vehicles were also razed during an attack by suspected members of Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebel movement on Tuesday, April 26, in Mighende-Hululu, on the Beni-Kasindi highway in Beni territory of North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo

According to Ricardo Rupande, leader of the civil society in Ruwenzori, the incident took place in the evening when two vehicles from Kasindi were targeted by the suspected ADF assailants.

“The vehicles were carrying some businessmen who were coming from the Lubiriha market going to the localities of Nzenga and Bulongo,” Rupande said.

He said while the vehicles were burnt by the rebels and the passengers killed, one of them was yet to be accounted for.

The attack was the latest by the Ugandan ADF rebels who were targeting traders on the Beni-Kasindi road. A week ago, four vehicles were burnt and one other seriously damaged in the same Mighende village.

Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) and the DR Congo national army, FARDC, have been carrying out joint military operations in the zone where the attack took place since November 30, 2021.

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