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DRC: At least two killed by suspected Ugandan rebels

DRC: At least two killed by suspected Ugandan rebels

Democratic Republic Of Congo

At least two people were killed on Sunday night by suspected Ugandan rebels in the Blessed territory, in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

“The village of Ntombi was attacked by the Allied Democratic Strengths (ADS). Two bodies have been found, they were beheaded,” said the Territory’s Director of Administration, Amisi Kalonda adding that the peace of the village has been disrupted by the rebels.

Ntombi is approximately 40 kilometers northeast of Blessed.

The village of Ntombi in the territory was attacked by the Allied Democratic Strengths (ADS).

According to the country’s army spokesperson, Lieutenant Mak Hazukay, the terrorists killed six people in the attack. Three other persons are reported missing.

The Muslim rebels opposed to the Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni, have been in existence in Congo since 1995, where they are accused of human rights violations.

The militant group has been accused by the UN of having killed more than 500 civilians in attacks committed since October, 2014 in the territory of Blessed and within Ituri.

The region of Blessed has experienced more than twenty years of armed conflicts as a result of ethnic and land disputes.

The conflicts are mostly instigated by the desire for control of mining resources in the region and the rivalry between regional powers.

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