The capturing occurred within the village of Nyakova on the banks of Lake Albert in Congo’s jap Ituri province.
“The soldier opened fireplace on all these round him. A dozen individuals died,” Ituri military spokesman Jules Ngongo mentioned by way of phone.
Search groups are in search of the soldier, a member of Congo’s navy, and an investigation into the incident has been opened, he mentioned.
Village chief Oscar Baraka Muguwa mentioned 13 individuals have been killed, together with 9 kids.
It was unclear what led the soldier to start capturing. In response to Muguwa, the soldier was involved his baby could be buried with out him there.