(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) Rebel raids in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo
(DRC) killed at least 21 civilians over the weekend, a UN spokesman
said on Monday, trend reports citing xinhua .
In the last two weeks, Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebel
attacks resulted in at least 118 civilian casualties, said Farhan
Haq, the deputy spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio
Haq said the peacekeeping mission in the DRC, known as MONUSCO,
reported a string of attacks in neighboring North Kivu and Ituri
provinces overnight on Saturday, triggering population
'In the village of Nguli in North Kivu, suspected ADF members
killed at least 10 civilians, and abducted three others,' he
The spokesman said MONUSCO and DRC defense forces launched joint
patrols along the Beni-Butembo road in response, engaging with
local authorities and community members in ADF areas.
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