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ADF Rebels Kill Civilians In Makumo Village, DR Congo

Since military operations intensified in Ituri and North Kivu, ADF has moved towards Mambasa territory where they have carried out several attacks.

Three civilians were killed on Sunday, Feb. 13, by Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels in Makumo village, situated in the Babila Babombi chiefdom of Mambasa territory.

At least eight businesses were burnt down by the rebels, according to local sources who hinted that the casualties were provisional as a census of the damage was still going on.

“It was around 7 p.m. (local time) that the rebels entered the village and killed three civilians, among whom were two men and one young lady and then they vandalised and set on fire at least eight business houses,” said Mambo Musamariya, leader of the local civil society.

The attack has affected national highway number four while a mass movement of displaced persons has also been observed.

Since the Ugandan People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) and the DR Congo armed forces, FARDC, intensified their operations in the provinces of Ituri and North Kivu, the ADF has moved towards Mambasa territory where they have carried out several attacks.

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