DRC rebel group kills at least 7 in eastern village

2016-09-23 20:52

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Beni — A Democratic Republic of Congo military official and a local leader say a rebel group has attacked a village in the country's east, killing at least 7 people.

Mak Hazukay, military spokesperson for DRC's anti-rebel operation in the east, said Thursday that the attacks occurred overnight on Wednesday in the Kasinga-Munzambayi locality about 5km from Beni in DRC's northeast.

A local municipality head, Bakwanamaha Modeste, said Allied Democratic Forces rebels also set fire to several homes. He said families from the village are in the streets of Beni, having fled for safety.

The ADF rebels, with origins in Uganda, have been accused of killing more than 700 people since October 2014. They are among scores of armed groups present in eastern DRC for decades.

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