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Militia in Congo kills 10 civilians in village raid

Armed attackers killed 10 people and kidnapped two others during a raid on a village in eastern Congo, a local official said on Tuesday, accusing the fighters of belonging to an Islamist rebel militia.

 

The attack comes five days after the Democratic Republic of Congo's army launched a large-scale operation against insurgent group Allied

Democratic Forces (ADF) in an area which is also fighting to contain the second-worst Ebola epidemic on record.

 

The ADF, originally a Ugandan Islamist-inspired rebel group, has been operating along the Congo/Uganda border for more than two decades, one of a number of armed factions active in east Congo long after the official end of a 1998-2003 war.

 


פרסום ראשון: 11.06.19, 19:22