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DR Congo: 2 ADF Rebels Killed, 1 FARDC Soldier Wounded In Kikingi

According to local military sources and the Ruwenzori civil society, the attack started at about 9 a.m.

Two rebels of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) were killed and a soldier of the DR Congo national army, FARDC, wounded on Monday, Dec. 20, in Kikingi, about 25 kilometres from Mwenda in North Kivu.

An AK-47 rifle was retrieved from the rebels.

According to local military sources and the Ruwenzori civil society, the attack started at about 9 a.m.

“The clashes between the two forces lasted several hours. The Congolese army foiled the attempt by the assailants to advance to the centre of Kikingi. However, four civilians have been missing since the attack and have not been responding to calls on their telephones,” Ricardo Rupande, President of the Ruwenzori civil society, revealed.

Further away in Mabondo, one civilian was killed by the Ugandan ADF rebels and his motorcycle burnt.

The victim was on his way to his farm when he met the ADF fighters who killed him on the spot.

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