BFF-44 Six killed in DR Congo rebel attack





Six killed in DR Congo rebel attack

GOMA, DR Congo, Aug 11, 2018 (BSS/AFP) – Six civilians have been killed in
an attack attributed to Ugandan Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels in the
restive eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, civilian and military sources
said Saturday.

Late Friday, the ADF entered the town of Mayi-Moya where “they killed six
civilians and injured another”, Donat Kibwana, administrator of the Beni
territory, told AFP.

The rebels circumvented army positions in the surprise attack, army
spokesman Mak Hazukay told AFP, saying the six had been stabbed to death.

Residents of Mayi-Moya, fearing more attacks, have begun leaving their
town in search of safer locations, authorities said.

The ADF is a militia created by Muslim rebels to oppose Ugandan President
Yoweri Museveni which also operates in the DRC.

They have been in the east of the country since 1995 and are accused of
being responsible for a series of massacres of several hundred civilians
since 2014 by the Congolese authorities and the UN Mission in the DRC

However, in 2015 the New York University Study Group on Congo said it was
not just the ADF behind the killings and that other armed elements, including
members of the Congolese army, were responsible.

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