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ADF Rebels Kill Civilians In DR Congo’s Irumu Territory Attack

Six civilians were killed in three separate attacks by rebels of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) in the south of Irumu territory in Ituri province.

Six civilians were killed in three separate attacks by rebels of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) in the south of Irumu territory in Ituri province. 

The attacks, on Wednesday, Feb. 23  took place in Ndalya and Luna Kabrike villages, located in the Walese Vonkutu chiefdom.

“The first attack targeted a security convoy on the 4th national highway in the village of Ndalya,” said  Okalangayi Sony, president of the Walese Vonkutu chiefdom civil society adding that “two civilians in the security convoy were killed around Luna Kabrike.”

A third attack by assailants took place in the evening in Ndalya “around Dodoma quarter where they killed four women, wounded four other civilians and burnt down houses,” according to Sony

He called on military authorities to accelerate joint DR Congo national army, FARDC and the Ugandan People’s Defense Forces, UPDF operations in Irumu territory.

FARDC and UPDF soldiers arrived in Irumu territory two weeks ago and launched a search for ADF rebels after the first phase of operations in Beni territory of North Kivu.

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