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ADF Rebels Kill 25 Persons In A Series Of Attacks In North Kivu, DR Congo

The attacks reportedly notably targeted Matekelambi, Mapasana and Mabuo, where at least six persons were killed by machetes or bullets.

At least 25 persons were reported to have died in a series of attacks which started on Saturday, Oct. 9  by the rebels of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) in the west of Beni territory, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo.

According to statistics made available on Thursday, Oct. 14, by the officials of the civil society in Mamove, the attacks notably targeted the villages of Matekelambi, Mapasana and Mabuo, where at least six persons were killed by machetes or bullets.

“The latest corpses of six victims were discovered on the Wednesday, Oct.13, evening precisely in the villages of Keterain and Matadi following clashes between  rebels of the ADF in the zone and the Democratic Republic of Congo national army, FARDC,” revealed Kinos Katuho, the president of the Mamove civil society.

Katuho says the figures could rise because the search for casualties continues in the areas where the fighting took place.

Attacks by ADF rebels in the west of Oicha have been on the rise in recent times.

According to the leader of the civil society in the area, the spike in violence has been occasioned by the absence of veritable military operations which have never been undertaken in the affected part of the Democratic Republic of Congo since 2014.

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