According to Muongozi Kakule Vunyatsi, the area local civil society chairperson, the bodies were discovered on Thursday evening 30 kilometers west of the town of Beni.
UPDF and FARDC are currently in Eastern DRC to neutralise ADF rebels-min
Eleven dead bodies have been discovered in Mangina-Mantumbi axis,
in the territory of Beni, North Kivu province eastern Democratic Republic of
Congo -DRC, a day after Allied Democratic Forces -ADF rebels attack in the
area. This i addition to the six people killed in the area on Wednesday.
According to Muongozi Kakule Vunyatsi, the area local civil society
chairperson, the bodies were discovered on Thursday evening 30 kilometers west of
the town of Beni.
Vunyatsi says that the bodies of the victims are among an
unidentified number of people whom the rebels had taken hostage a day before.
Rebels had on Wednesday evening attacked the area and killed
six people. The attackers hit Dara cell in the Masimbembe neighborhood.
Attackers also looted pharmacies and business houses.
Vunyatsi has asked the government army to take into consideration
the alerts of the population who, according to him, had informed the security
forces of a security threat against the commune of Mangina, three days before
The government army is yet
to confirm the incident.
At least 1,700 Uganda Peoples Defense Forces -UPDF soldiers
are already deployed in Eastern Democratic of Congo for a joint operation with the
Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (French: Forces armées de
la république démocratique du Congo([FARDC) soldiers against the ADF.
include special forces and infantry deployed with their artillery and armor.
On Thursday evening, Uganda and Congolese Defense
Ministries signed a defense and security agreement aimed at conducting
operations against armed groups specifically ADF rebels in Ituri and North Kivu
The agreement was signed by the Ugandan Defense Minister of Defence
and Veteran Affairs, Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja, and the Congolese Defence
Minister Gilbert Kabanda.
joint communiqué, the two countries reaffirmed and endorsed that the pooling of
forces aims to track down all armed groups and negative forces, specifically
the ADF, and create stability in Eastern DRC.