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Ugandan Soldiers Attack Civilians In North Kivu, DR Congo

The Ugandan soldiers killed a young person and injured another in an attack that occurred in the embattled North Kivu region of DR Congo.

A young Democratic Republic of Congo civilian was shot dead and another wounded on Monday, April 11 evening, during an altercation between youths and soldiers of the Ugandan People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) in Kalemie village to the north of Kasindi in Beni territory of North Kivu.

“The incident happened at 10 p.m. local time when a patrol of Ugandan soldiers was stopped by youths from operating in the zone. The youths were grouped around a fire,” revealed Barthelemy Kambale, delegate of the governor in Kasindi.

“The Ugandan soldiers did not hesitate to open fire to create a passage for themselves and in the disorder, a civilian was killed and another wounded.”

The representative of the governor said the wounded civilian was taken to a health facility in Kangahunga for treatment.

Not far away from the scene of the incident the same evening, a Ugandan civilian was killed by a mob in Kamirongo village and a Congolese wounded. The two persons were suspected by the locals of being members of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels movement.

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