Sources on the ground told Xinhua the attack in the area created general panic among the population, most of whom fled for fear of being massacred by ADF rebels.

The Congolese army later said it was in control of the situation, but did not give further details on the death toll.

The attack comes at a time when DR Congo President Joseph Kabila has extended his stay in North Kivu province for some weeks, during which he is discussing with key players in the province on how to tackle the ADF problem.

Last week, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni agreed to collaborate with DR Congo authorities by sharing intelligence reports on ADF activities along their respective border. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/News Ghana

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