Dr. Congo: Ten killed in village raid

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Armed attackers killed ten people, including seven women in a raid on a village in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

The armed attackers also kidnapped two others during the raid.

Moreover, the attackers stormed the village of Kokola in Beni territory on Monday, November 3.

However, a local official, Donat Kibwana accused the fighters of allegedly belonging to a rebel group ADF for the attack.

Meanwhile, the rebel group known as the Allied Democratic Force ADF is originally from Uganda.

The ADF started operating along the DRC –Uganda border for over two decades.

According to Kibwana, the mode of the attack is similar to that of the ADF.

A source said the rebels took advantage when the army went into the deep forest to launch a large-scale operation.

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claimed the previous attacks even though the ADF is not known to have pledged loyalty to ISIL.

The rebels got away with livestock including goats and chickens during the raid.

Between June 2017 and June 2019, armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s eastern Kivu Province has killed 1,900 civilians and abducted more than 3,300 others.

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