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ADF Rebels Attack Kainama Village In DR Congo, Kill 1 Civilian

At least one civilian was killed on Tuesday, Nov. 23 during an attack by presumed combatants of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) on the locality of Kainama, in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

At least one civilian was killed on Tuesday, Nov. 23 during an attack by presumed combatants of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) on the locality of Kainama, in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

According to local sources, the victim was a passenger on a motorcycle from Tchabi. He and the motorbike rider were ambushed by ADF assailants as they were almost arriving at the village of Vido.

“The motorcycle rider who was taken hostage succeeded in escaping but his client was executed on the spot and the motorcycle burnt down by the rebels,” explained Jonas Bin Kasumba, president of the Kainama civil society.

The attack  was confirmed by Diddys Isaya, the Government Delegate based in Kainama, who added that clashes between soldiers of the national army, FARDC, and the ADF rebels continued after the village of Vido.

The clashes which began at 6 p.m. lasted for several hours and the casualty figure could rise as the search for possible corpses was yet to be carried out in some zones where fighting took place.

At least seven civilians were also abducted on Monday, Nov. 22, from Kakuka, in North Kivu of the DR Congo during an attack by ADF rebels.


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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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