Nine Ugandan rebels killed, one captured by RDC forces

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By Josephine Lukoya

Ugandan rebels of the ADF / NALU attacked early this Thursday, November 3 the camp of the Armed Forces of the DRC Oicha, capital of the territory of Beni. Nine rebels and three FARDC soldiers were killed. These fighters want to release two of their officers held by the FARDC.

The fighters of the ADF / NALU attacked the FARDC camp in Mukikira, located in the city of Oicha, at 4 am. According to Colonel Eric Ruhorimbere, FARDC commander of the sector, the exchange of gunfire lasted two hours. The rebels were holding force to release two of their officers arrested a few days ago during military operations in the Rwenzori Mountains. The FARDC were able to repel them.

Nine fighters ADF / NALU were killed in exchanges of fire. Another was captured and four of their weapons were recovered. The colonel Ruhorimbere added that two FARDC soldiers died and three others were injured.

According Kalonda Amisi, administrator of the territory of Beni, the situation is calm this morning Oïcha, apart from some sporadic shooting in the surrounding villages the city, where the FARDC still stalk these fighters.

Civil society welcomes the commitment of Beni FARDC. He wants the transfer of two officers / Nalu, also to prevent further attacks of the rebels to Oïcha. The local association regrets, however, that several people were abducted by Nalu in their flight.


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