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ADF Rebels Kill Villagers In Beni Territory, DR Congo

The ADF rebels are active in the Beni territory in North Kivu and have been launching attacks recently.

Rebels of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) on Wednesday, June 29, ambushed and killed three persons, including a woman, in Vyerere village near Halungupa in Ruwenzori sector of Beni territory in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo.

According to local sources, the rebels set three motorcycles ablaze during the attack. 

HumAngle understands that the attack occurred when the victims were returning on a motorcycle from their farms in Halungupa.

Ricardo Rupande, a leader of the Ruwenzori sector civil society, said other people who would have been victims escaped the attack.

The ADF rebels are active in the zone and have been launching attacks recently. 

In Kisima village, the rebels killed five other civilians on Saturday, June 25, 2022. In addition, many houses were razed down, and several persons were reported missing.

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