Ugandan rebels attacked a northern Democratic Republic of Congo village Saturday.

The United Nations said Sunday that nine people were killed in the battle between the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) and Congolese government soldiers.

A spokesperson for the U.N. mission in the DRC said between 30 to 50 LRA members raided the village of Dungu.  

The LRA attack on Dungu is separate from the conflict in eastern North Kivu province, where a Tutsi rebel offensive has displaced tens of thousands of civilians. 

The LRA has waged a 20-year war against the Ugandan government.   In recent years, the group has become a regional threat, setting up bases and abducting civilians in the DRC, southern Sudan, and the Central African Republic.


Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.