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Mai-Mai Rebels Kill DR Congo Police Officer

Authorities said the police officer was killed on Wednesday, July 6, in the Bulongo council area in the Ruwenzori sector of Beni in North Kivu.

Suspected Mai-Mai militia have killed a Democratic Republic of Congo Police officer in the Bulongo council area in the Ruwenzori sector of Beni in North Kivu, authorities said.

His killers took away his weapon, according to the DR Congo army, FARDC.

According to Capt. Mwalushayi,  the spokesperson of Operations Sokola 1, the victim, was killed on Wednesday, July 6, by bullets before the arrival of the army on the scene. 

The Mai-Mai militias of the Dido group, who are very active in the area, have been suspected of being responsible for the killing.

The incident comes on the heels of an attack by suspected combatants of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) that was repelled by the DR Congo national army, FARDC, in the same council area on Wednesday, July 6.

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