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Dead and wounded in two attacks attributed to an extremist group in the Democratic Republic of the Congo


Beni – Democratic Republic of the Congo (AFP) – 06/02/2022. 06:06

Congo.. 3 civilians killed in Beni . province

  • 3 civilians killed by Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels in Beni, DR Congo
  • The three civilians were killed Friday evening on the Fourth National Road during the “passage of a group of allied democratic forces.”
  • The Congolese and Ugandan armed forces have been carrying out a joint operation against the rebel group since the end of November

3 civilians killed by Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels in Beni district of Democratic Republic of the Congo Six others were wounded in the explosion of a homemade bomb, according to two local sources on Saturday.

The three civilians were killed Friday evening on the fourth national road during the “passage of a group of allied democratic forces from east to west” Beni territory, North Kivu province

And Saturday, “we recorded six wounded” when a homemade bomb exploded at the entrance to a large market in Beni, not far from police points, said the city’s mayor, Colonel Narcis Mutiba Kachali.

Muteba accused the “Allied Democratic Forces” of being responsible for the attack, and said the rebels “are on the run, and are now looking by various means to seek revenge and target the population.”

The “Allied Democratic Forces”, presented by ISIS as a branch of it in Central Africa, are accused of committing many massacres in the east of the republic. Democratic Republic of the Congo Where it has been active since the 1990s, and recently launched attacks in Uganda.

The Congolese and Ugandan armed forces have been carrying out a joint operation against the rebel group since the end of November.

North Kivu and the neighboring Ituri province have been under a state of siege since May, an exceptional measure that grants full powers to the army and police, but which has so far failed to end abuses by armed groups.

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