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DRC: six soldiers killed in an ambush in North Kivu

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Goma-DRC-Six Congolese soldiers were killed today Monday August 31, 2015 morning in the East, in an area of ​​North Kivu known for the presence of Rwandan Hutu rebels, several sources confirmed.

“A Republican Guard military jeep was ambushed in Rugari” about fifty kilometers north of Goma, capital of North Kivu and “six soldiers were killed in the ambush rocket” Justin explained Mukanya, administrator of Rutshuru territory where the attack took place.

For now, the identity of the attackers is unknown, but investigations are ongoing, he said.

Attackers are unknown

An information officer at the headquarters of the military region in Goma also confirmed to AFP the death of six soldiers in the attack and that it had taken place entre9 and 10:00 in the morning.

Rutshuru is one of the action areas Rwandan Hutu rebels of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), whose leaders and most veterans are present in Congo since 1994.

However, Great Lakes Voice can’t confirm that FDLR carried out an ambush.

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