Four civilians including one woman were killed and two others wounded in an ambush by an armed fan on Thursday, Feb. 24, in Karuruma, a village situated on the Kasindi-Butembo road to the south of Beni territory in North Kivu.
One vehicle was also burnt by the assailants suspected to be Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels.
According to civil society sources, the assailants targeted the vehicle coming from the border zone of Kasindi and heading to the town of Butembo.
“The four persons onboard the vehicle were killed by machetes and two others seriously wounded while the vehicle in which they were travelling was burnt down,” revealed Kamala Tsongo, rapporteur of the civil society in Bashu.
ADF rebels who are suspected of having carried out the attack have been active in the area for the past seven years.
However, Mai-Mai militia also operate in the zone.
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