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Seven civilians, 3 soldiers killed in DR Congo attack: Army


Seven civilians and three soldiers were killed in the Democratic Republic of on Wednesday when a militia attacked a military post in the restive east of the country, the said.

The attack, in Beni region, was carried out by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), an Islamist-rooted militia operating near the border with Uganda, said Mak Hazukay, a local spokesperson.

"An post was targeted by the ADF attack Wednesday morning. Three soldiers and seven civilians have been killed. Another two soldiers were wounded," the said.

The attack was in province in the DR Congo's east, where the ADF has been blamed for killing hundreds of civilians since 2014, and 15 Tanzanian peacekeepers in 2017.

DR Congo's unstable east was just one of the difficulties during a December 30 Authorities are due on Wednesday to announce the provisional results of the ballot to replace

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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 02:55 IST