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Fourteen found dead in DR Congo's restive east

Fourteen found dead in DR Congo's restive east
Ten men and four women kidnapped by suspected Ugandan rebels were found dead in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s restive east, military sources said Tuesday.

“The 14 people who were abducted were found dead and buried” an army source told AFP.

Three civilian sources also confirmed the discovery and attributed the attack to Ugandan Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels.

The bodies were found in the Beni region of the troubled North Kivu province, which shares borders with Uganda and Rwanda and is currently the epicentre of the latest outbreak in DR Congo of the deadly Ebola virus.

All the bodies showed signs of having been attacked and were in a state of decomposition, said Omar Kavota, head of local NGO Center for Peace, Democracy and Human Rights Studies.

“We deplore the fact that despite warnings about ADF activism in the Beni region, there is still no major military operation to clear the area and dismantle their strongholds,” Kavota told AFP.

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