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DR Congo Army Kills ADF Commander Of Somali Nationality

The ADF commander was killed by DR Congo soldiers after being tipped off by citizens when the rebel leader and his group were asking for directions to Mitego, Ituri.

A commander of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebel group has been killed in Ituri province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, military authorities said. 

Abou Aden was killed during fighting in Malulu, a village situated seven kilometres to the northwest of Boga in the restive Ituri province, a statement by the Ugandan army announced on Wednesday, March 16, without stating the date he was killed.

ā€œThis killing follows a human intelligence tip-off on the presence of ADF terrorists in the zone who were asking for direction to Mitego in the same zone of operations,ā€ the army statement revealed.

According to the document, a military-grade weapon and several military materials were recovered during the operation. 

This is the latest military operation targeting an ADF commander in the region after the Feb. 28, 2022 operation in which another ADF foreign terrorist of Tanzanian nationality named Nfurusii was killed in Kilunga, near the Nobili-Busunga border. 

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