Decomposing Bodies Discovered In DR Congo After ADF Attack

Ugandan ADF rebels have since last week stepped up attacks on farmers in the Watalinga chiefdom in the Ruwenzori sector.

Two decomposing corpses were found on Tuesday, Jan. 25, in bushes in Kakindo village, in the Watalinga chiefdom of Beni territory in North Kivu, DR Congo, after an attack by rebels of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF).

Local sources identified the corpses as those of two men who were killed on Sunday, Jan. 23, by the ADF while the victims were returning from their farms.

According to Tonny Kitambala, a journalist based in the Watalinga chiefdom, the rebels also attacked youths who attempted to remove the bodies for burial on Monday, Jan. 24. 

Ugandan ADF rebels have since last week stepped up attacks on farmers in the Watalinga chiefdom in the Ruwenzori sector. At least three attacks were recorded last week in Kikingi and Ndama.

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