Friday, 31 October 2014

Ugandan rebels kill 14 in DRC

Fourteen people were killed in a machete attack by Ugandan rebels in the Beni region in the restive eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where nearly 100 civilians have already perished, a non-governmental group said on Thursday.

As reported by iafrica, the incursion by the Ugandan rebel group ADF took place overnight in the town of Kampi ya Chui and "it's a heavy toll: 14 people massacred by machetes," said Teddy Kataliko, head of the Beni region civil society.

The authorities did not confirm the toll, saying just that they were aware of the attack and that it left "several dead".

"I know that there have been several deaths and one of the (ADF) rebels has been captured," said Interior Minister Richard Muyej, who was visiting the city of Beni.

The governor of North Kivu province, Julien Paluku, also cautioned that there was a need for confirmation on the deaths as there was "a lot of contradictory information" coming from the attack area.

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