Crowds protest latest deadly ADF rebel raid near Uganda-DR Congo border

A South African soldier from the United Nations Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) is seen during a patrol to hold off attacks by the Allied Democratic Front (ADF) rebels on October 06, 2018 in Oicha. AFP PHOTO

What you need to know:

  • The ADF, which US authorities designated a terror group in 2001, is a militia created by Muslim rebels to oppose Ugandan President Museveni but which also operates in the DRC.
  • On Tuesday, MONUSCO head Leila Zerrougui told reporters that eventual "negotiations" were envisaged with the ADF without giving details of what they might entail.

Crowds protested in the streets in Beni, eastern DR Congo, after rebels killed at least 11 people and abducted 15 others, including children, in an overnight raid, local officials said.
The attack, thought to have been carried out by members of the Ugandan Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), targeted Beni, the regional army spokesman Captain Mak Hazukay said.

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