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ADF Rebels Kill 7 Civilians In Kisanga, Mavughu In DR Congo

This is the latest attack on Bashu, which has seen more than 38 civilians killed by ADF rebels in Kisunga village.

At least seven civilians were killed in two attacks attributed to Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels on Kisanga and Mavughu villages, in the Bashu chiefdom to the south of Beni territory of North Kivu.

The first attack on the night of Wednesday, Nov. 17 to 18, 2021 was on Kisanga village, where three persons, including a woman, were killed according to Kamala Tsongo, Rapporteur of the civil society in Bashu.

In the neighbouring village of Mavughu, four corpses were also discovered Thursday morning, Nov. 18, by the people who carried out searches in the zone. There are fears that the casualty figure could rise as many persons have been reported missing, according to the Rapporteur.

This is the latest attack on Bashu, which has seen more than 38 civilians killed by ADF rebels in Kisunga village.

All the attacks happened despite the state of siege decreed in the area on May 6, 2021 by President Felix Tshisekedi.

In a declaration on Wednesday, Nov. 17, the national parliamentarians of North Kivu and Ituri indicated that the attack of last week on Kisunga and Kamwanga, still in the chiefdom of Bashu, resulted in 70 deaths.

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