BENI, Democratic Republic of Congo, March 4 (Xinhua) -- At least seven people were killed Sunday in an ambush by suspected Ugandan rebels in Beni, in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), security sources said.
Suspected rebels of the Ugandan Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) also kidnapped eight others in the ambush on the Eringeti road, according to the sources, who requested anonymity.
Ugandan rebels are active on several roads in Beni territory where they regularly attack civilian transport vehicles.
Active for more than 20 years in this part of the country, ADF rebels have killed thousands in the province of North Kivu.
The DRC military recently started a large-scale operation against the rebel group.