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Allied Democratic Forces Attack Beu-Manyama, DR Congo, Kill Civilians

Yesterday’s attack made it 17 people murdered by ADF fighters in two villages within the last three days. Some corpses are still unburied as families hide in fear of further attacks.

Five civilians, including two women and three men, were killed yesterday, Aug. 29, during an attack by Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels on Beu-Manyama village, near Mamove, about 20km to the northeast of Oicha in Beni territory of North Kivu, DR Congo.

According to the local civil society, several people have been missing since the attack.

Some victims were killed by machetes and others by axes while going to their farms. Some were shot in their farms, revealed Kinos Katuho, president of the civil society in the zone, who explained that the assailants came from Maobo and Katerain.

“On their arrival in the envisaged agglomeration, they split into two groups before beginning their operation,” Kinos Katuho declared, adding that the death toll could increase because some persons were still unaccounted for.

This attack came after a three-day-long attack in the neighbouring Mutuweyi village, on the boundary between the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri.

Of the 12 persons killed, five corpses were buried on Sunday, Aug. 28, while the others remain on the spot where they were killed because the zone is still unsafe for the burials.

Yesterday’s attack made it 17 people murdered by ADF fighters in the zone within the last three days.

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