At least 19 people were killed in an overnight attack in the
eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), local sources said
on Sunday, Trend
reports citing Xinhua.
The attack, which took place in the village of Kirindera in the
territory of Beni of the eastern province of North Kivu, killed at
least 19 civilians, Carly Nzanzu Kasivita, former governor of North
Kivu, told journalists on Sunday morning, attributing the attack to
the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels.
Several buildings in the village, including a health center,
were set on fire by the rebels, he said.
The attack came two days after another attack blamed on the ADF
rebels on Thursday in two villages of the Beni territory, where at
least 44 people were killed.
The ADF was founded in the 1990s by several opposition movements
in Uganda. Defeated by the Ugandan army, these rebels remained
active in eastern DRC, which led to joint operations between the
DRC and Uganda to hunt down the ADF rebels, who are now also an
affiliate of the Islamic State in central Africa.
For decades, the ADF rebels active in the territory of Beni have
been multiplying attacks against civilians.