A war monitor, Kivu Security Tracker (KST), has confirmed that seven Congolese soldiers were killed in an ambush on July 28. The armed attack took place in the Virunga national park famous for its mountain gorillas.
The Kivu Security Tracker (KST) even blamed the attack on the Allied Democratic Forces militia who have been active in the region.
The reports of the Kivu Security Tracker (KST) about the attack has been confirmed by Army Spokesman Antony Mualushayi. He declined to give the exact toll from the attack.
The attack took place in Virunga, east of Kididiwe in the Beni area of North Kivu province in the far east of the Democratic Republic of Congo on the border with Uganda.
The Democratic Republic of Congo Army has been fighting several armed groups in the east of the vast central African country for nearly three decades. The United Nations have blamed the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) of several attacks that have claimed more than 1,000 civilian lives in the Beni region since 2014 .