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ADF Rebels Kill Woman, Others, Raze Health Centre in Kabalwa, DR Congo

ADF rebels are sustaining their attacks on civilian populations in the North Kivu region of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Rebels of Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) on Wednesday, June 1, killed three persons, including a woman, and razed a community health care facility in Kabalwa.

Kabalwa is four kilometres from Mutwanga, the chief town of the Ruwenzori sector of Beni territory in the Democratic Republic of Congo North Kivu region.

 According to Ricardo Rupande, president of the local civil society, the attack started at 4 a.m. when the assailants first targeted a military position which they burnt down.

Rupande disclosed that the rebels killed three persons in their houses and burnt four other places. 


“Four persons have since been reported missing after the attack.”

The DR Congo national army, FARDC, chased the rebels towards Loulo. During the following clashes, the soldiers freed three of the hostages the ADF rebels had taken earlier.

The attack was the second in the Ruwenzori sector within 48 hours after last Sunday, May 29, 2022, in the Bulongo council area, which resulted in the deaths of 15 persons and the burning of five vehicles.


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Chief Bisong Etahoben

Chief Bisong Etahoben is a Cameroonian investigative journalist and traditional ruler. He writes for international media and has participated in several transnational investigations. Etahoben won the first-ever Cameroon Investigative Journalist Award in 1992. He serves as a member of a number of international investigative journalism professional bodies including the Forum for African Investigative Reporters (FAIR). He is HumAngle's Francophone and Central Africa editor.

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