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FARDC soldiers have been killed by machete

The Armed Forces of the DRC (FARDC) and MONUSCO on Sunday rejected an attack by a group of armed men who wanted to infiltrate the city of Beni from a peripheral area of ​​the city of OICHA. Their purpose, it was reported, was to attack a FARDC position. Heavy and automatic gunfire was heard most of the day south of the city of OICHA. The first rumor was of a few unruly soldiers who would claim their balances for two months.

Four people including two FARDC soldiers have been killed by machete since last Sunday during an incursion of a group of armed men south of the city of OICHA in territory of Beni (North Kivu). Their putrefactive bodies were found on Wednesday morning lying in the bush on the side of Makiki. According to the president of the local youth and spokesman for civil society, Janvier Kasayiryo, the perpetrators of these killings are alleged rebels of the ADF who have been reorganizing for some time in the area. “You will recall that last week, there were 14 peacekeepers who were killed on the Mbau-Kamango axis and several people were kidnapped before being released on the same axis the same week,” laments January Kasayiryo . Last Sunday, heavy, automatic gunfire was heard almost all day long south of the city of OICHA. “The first rumor was about the few unruly soldiers who would claim their two-month balances. It was at the last minute that a group of peasants searching on all sides suspected a probable incursion into their neighbourhood, “said a local source.

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Later, some citizens no longer found two members of their families including the father and his eldest son. Family sources reportedly confessed that they were headed south, on the Makiki side, during cracklings. A probable kidnapping or kidnapping goes into the foreground. It is only this Wednesday morning, in the discovery of their lifeless bodies that the new incursion would have been confirmed. The spokesman of operations Sokola 1 South, Lieutenant Jules Ngongo, said that the FARDC “intercepted” Sunday a group of alleged ADF on the axis MBAU-KAMANGO who wanted to infiltrate the city of Beni from a peripheral neighbourhood of the city of OICHA for the purpose of attacking a FARDC position on that axis. He added that the army has received accurate information, which would have prevented this new incursion. For now, military sources reassure that the situation is under control. According to these same sources, the army still chases a group of attackers in the southern end of the city of OICHA in Beni territory. The MONUSCO peacekeepers also intervened to repel this threat of attack.

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