Ugandan rebels kill between 12 and 30 in overnight attack on DRC hospital: NGO

At least 12 people have been killed in an overnight attack blamed on Ugandan rebels in the restive east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

hidden November 30, 2015 14:23:22 IST
Ugandan rebels kill between 12 and 30 in overnight attack on DRC hospital: NGO

Goma: At least 12 people have been killed in an overnight attack blamed on Ugandan rebels in the restive east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a witness and local NGO said on Monday.

Ugandan rebels kill between 12 and 30 in overnight attack on DRC hospital NGO

Representational Image. AP

"I saw four civilians killed by bullets... and seven patients and a nurse cut up by machete at the hospital," a regional official said, in the north of the troubled North Kivu province.

A local non-governmental organisation put the toll at 30 dead.

Updated Date:

also read

Around 50 people killed, 100 burnt in DR Congo after oil tanker collides with vehicle on arterial highway
World

Around 50 people killed, 100 burnt in DR Congo after oil tanker collides with vehicle on arterial highway

About 50 people died and 100 were burnt on Saturday after an oil tanker collided with a vehicle on an arterial highway in the west of DR Congo.

Ebola outbreak in Congo: Toll rises to 201 in African nation; half of 291 registered cases recorded in North Kivu's Beni city
World

Ebola outbreak in Congo: Toll rises to 201 in African nation; half of 291 registered cases recorded in North Kivu's Beni city

The ministry said it had recorded 201 deaths from the ebola virus, and that 291 cases have been confirmed since the outbreak began in August. About half of the cases were in Beni, a city of 800,000 people, in the North Kivu region.

Indian peacekeeper injured following attack by rebel forces in Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province
World

Indian peacekeeper injured following attack by rebel forces in Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province

The spokesperson for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that the attack in Congo was carried out by "suspected" Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) and a member of the Indian police unit stationed there was 'lightly wounded.'