'At least 17 killed' in DR Congo near Uganda border - Whisper Eye

‘At least 17 killed’ in DR Congo near Uganda border



The regional army’s spokesman said five of the killings – in the troubled Beni region near the Ugandan border – happened during an attack on barracks in the village Paida.

The government has often blamed Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) militants for killings, robberies and kidnappings, but sometimes it is unclear who the true assailants are, AFP adds.

ADF is an armed group formed in late 1990s by a puritanical Muslim sect in the Ruwenzori mountains of western Uganda.