(Reuters) – Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels killed a villager and abducted dozens of others during two weekend raids in a remote diamond-producing area of Central African Republic, local residents and officials said on Tuesday. The incidents represent the largest kidnapping by the Ugandan rebel group – headed by notorious warlord Joseph Kony – in recent months in the former French colony, which is also reeling from years of inter-religious bloodshed. The LRA, known for massacring and mutilating civilians as well as abducting children to serve as fighters and sex slaves, raided a mine near the village of Diya, around 600 km (370 miles) east of the capital Bangui, on Saturday.