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UN and DR Congo re-launch hunt for militants blamed for massacres

Members of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo stand near a UN armored vehicle in Beni on October 23, 2014Democratic Republic of Congo and UN forces are renewing a hunt for Ugandan rebels in a corner of the DRC’s restive east who are blamed for slaughtering 260 local people, officials announced Tuesday. Since Saturday, joint forces in the northern reaches of the North Kivu province have been searching for the Muslim insurgents belonging to the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF). The government soldiers aim to “dismantle the remnants of the ADF who are still in the area,” Colonel Celestin Ngelka, spokesman for the operation, told AFP by phone. Authorities declined to say how many soldiers were being deployed.

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