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Allied Democratic Forces Rebels Kill 5 In DR Congo

The ADF rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo have stepped up their attacks and murders in Beni territory in recent times.The ADF rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo have stepped up their attacks and murders in Beni territory in recent times.

On Saturday, March 13, Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) attacked Kalalangwe village, near Mamove, in the Beni territory on the boundary between the North Kivu and Ituri provinces in Democratic Republic of Congo.

The death toll which was originally put at three, was increased after two other corpses were discovered Sunday, March 14.

“The five persons were killed in their houses when ADF forces attacked without provocation. The attack started around 3 p.m,” revealed Kinos Katuho, President of the civil society of Mamove, a neighbouring village to Kalalangwe.

In the course of the same attack, three patients in a health facility were also killed. The attack was the latest by ADF rebels in the region in March.

In a related development, the body of a civilian suspected to have been killed by the ADF rebels was discovered, Saturday March 13, in the village of Mutobo, near Loselose in the Ruwenzori sector of Beni, North Kivu territory.

According to local sources, the dead man was in his farm when the ADF rebels attacked, spraying his body with bullets.

The man’s corpse was discovered by other farmers who eventually alerted the army. The body was buried Sunday in his village of Murambi, the president of the civil society association of Mwenda, a neighbouring village told HumAngle.

The ADF rebels have stepped up their attacks and murders in Beni during recent weeks. At least nine persons have been killed in various attacks since March 10, 2021 with three in Matombo, one in Kisiki, and five in Kalalangwe. Several other persons have been reported missing.

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