BUNIA, DR Congo: Fighters thought to belong to the infamous Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) militia killed 10 civilians in two in a single day assaults in jap Democratic Republic of Congo, the military stated on Sunday.
ADF fighters decapitated eight villagers within the village of Boyo, within the northeast Ituri province, and shot lifeless two civilians in Kainama, military spokesman Lieutenant Jules Ngongo stated. Troopers have been in pursuit of the attackers, he added.
Native officers confirmed the 2 assaults, including that homes have been additionally burned within the violence. Kainama lies on the excessive north of North Kivu province, the place it borders with Ituri. It’s simply 5 kilometres (three miles) from Boyo. Each provinces sit on DR Congo’s jap border with Uganda.
The ADF militia are Ugandan Islamic fighters who’ve made their base in jap DR Congo since 1995. Whereas they haven’t launched raids into Uganda for a number of years, the militia has been blamed for the killings of greater than 800 civilians over the previous yr in each North Kivu and South Kivu provinces. Whereas the military has carried out operations in opposition to them within the area since October 2019, they haven’t been capable of put a cease to the massacres of civilians.