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ADF Rebels Kill Villagers In North Kivu, DR Congo

Despite proximity to a military outpost, the rebels attacked unhinged and killed at least seven villagers, overpowering the little military presence.

Seven persons were killed on Wednesday, Jan. 12, in an attack by Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels on Vuthotoli village, near Kisima, in the Beni territory of North Kivu, DR Congo.

Roger Masimango, rapporteur of the Kisima civil society told HumAngle the attack took place at 10 a.m. local time while the assailants came in from Katerain.

He disclosed that most of the victims were met on the way to their farms.

“The attack took place barely a kilometer from an army position and regrettably, there was a weak military presence here in Kisima and the few soldiers that were here could not stop the massacre,” Masimango declared.

This was the third attack attributed to rebels of the ADF on a village on the Beni-Kasindi highway in the past week. Two other attacks were recorded in Kalembo against vehicles last week.

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