Nine killed in Eastern DRC by suspected Ugandan rebels

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Martin Kobler, (center) Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO). UN Photo/Sylvain Liechti

Nine civilians, including children, have been killed in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, according to the UN Mission in the country, MONUSCO.

Martin Kobler, the mission Head, said the killers are suspected members of the Ugandan rebel group, ADF.

The attack is said to have taken place in the night of Wednesday to Thursday when the rebels invaded Oicha.

MONUSCO said these killings have caused a massive displacement of the local population from Oicha to Beni, with up to 5,000 civilians arriving in Beni over the last 24 hours.

Mr Kobler said that the UN will do everything in its power to help the Government neutralize ADF and all other rebel groups that terrorize the civilian population in the DRC.

Stephanie Coutrix, United Nations.

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