9 killed in attack by Ugandan rebels in DRC

Amisi Kalonda, the administrator of the attacked territory, expressed concern over what he described as increasing incursions into his area by the Ugandan rebels

9 killed in attack by Ugandan rebels in DRC

World Bulletin/News Desk

Nine people were killed and four others wounded in an attack by Ugandan rebels in Oicha city in the North Kivu region, eastern the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Okapi, a radio operated by the United Nations, has reported.

The radio quoted local media as saying that the militants of the Uganda National Liberation Front rebel group attacked the city on Wednesday night, then broke into several homes and attacked their residents.

Amisi Kalonda, the administrator of the attacked territory, expressed concern over what he described as increasing incursions into his area by the Ugandan rebels, according to Okapi.

He called on the Congolese army to intervene to offer protection to civilians against the rebels.

Some civil society activists told the broadcaster that that rebels had distributed leaflets in Eringeti, in close proximity to Oicha, vowing to avenge the death of their comrades at the hands of Congolese troops recently.

Spokesman for the United Nations mission in the DRC Felix Prosper Basse said in a press conference shortly before the attack on Wednesday that the Ugandan rebels in North Kivu were "seriously weakened."

Wednesday's attack is the fourth in Oicha in a week. Around 20 people were killed in the four attacks.

 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 09 Ekim 2014, 22:20

Muhammed Öylek

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