Patient Among 10 Civilians Killed In DR Congo Rebel Attack

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At least 10 civilians were killed during an attack in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo by suspected Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels, reports say.

According to Emmanuel Kathembo Salamu, the mayor of the city of Mangina in North Kivu province said the rebels set fire to a health centre, looted shops and burned down houses in a nearby village of Mangodomu on Tuesday.

“The army is in contact with the enemy. Psychosis reigns here,” the mayor was quoted as saying.

A patient at the health centre was reportedly among civilians who were killed during the attack.

The DR Congo army is yet to comment on the raid.

The ADF was originally a Ugandan Muslim group but pledged allegiance to Islamic State in 2019.

Two years later, the Ugandan and Congolese armies launched a joint military operation against the ADF, but they failed to stop their attacks.