Rebels in eastern Congo kill 6, kidnap 14

2016-02-14 07:32
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Kinshasa - A local activist group says rebels in northeastern Congo have killed six civilians and kidnapped 14 others in the latest attack in a region facing deteriorating security.

The Centre of Study for the Promotion of Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, based in the eastern city of Goma, said on Saturday that the attack occurred in a village 7km east of the town of Eringeti. A statement from the group blamed the Allied Democratic Forces, a rebel group with origins in neighbouring Uganda.

The statement said kidnapped civilians were forced to carry looted goods in the direction of the Virunga national park.

The United Nations says the Allied Democratic Forces have killed at least 500 people in the region since October 2014.

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