Six Ugandan rebels of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) and a Congolese soldier were killed on Monday 13th June 2016 in the Beni region of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), after clash with Congolese troops.
According to a brief by the spokesperson of operation Sokola1, Lieutenant Mak Hazukay, two army soldiers were badly injured in the clash.
Sokola 1 is DRC’s military mission established to fight the rebels. The clash took place in Kokola in the restive far North Kivu province.
ADF rebels have been fighting in eastern DRC since 1995 and rebels are opposed to Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, who has been in power since 1986.