On Sunday 31st August 2016, seven people were killed in clashes between Congolese army backed by UN peacekeepers and Ugandan rebels of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) in Oicha, in the east of DRC.
According DRC’s army spokesman Lieutenant Mak Hazukay, Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) clashed with ADF rebels resulting top three deaths among the assailants. Two FARDC soldiers and two civilians also perished during the Sunday clashes.
The clashes ensued after the army responded to an ADF attack late Saturday.
ADF is a Ugandan Muslim rebels operating in the eastern DRC since 1995.
They blamed by the Congolese government and the UN mission (MONUSCO) for several killings in the region.