Rebels kill at least 7 civilians in attacks in eastern DRC

2015-10-13 09:51
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Kinshasa - A representative of civil society groups in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo says rebels have killed at least seven civilians in two attacks.

Omar Kavota said on Monday that rebels from the Allied Defence Forces-NALU launched attacks against DRC’s military and during clashes in Mukoko four civilians were killed.

Kavota said members of the group also attacked the army in Tenambo, killing three civilians and injuring four. Fighting continued in the villages near the town of Beni in DRC’s North Kivu province.

Kavota, the executive director of the rights group, said many families were forced to flee.

The area has been the site of repeated attacks by the rebels, who have origins in neighbouring Uganda.

Eastern DRC is home to myriad armed groups, many vying for control of the region's vast mineral resources.

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