An Angolan soldier was killed amid clashes at the border with the DRC in the region of Kasai on Sunday, July 6. Reportedly, a group of soldiers had entered the DRC and when being confronted by DRC security personnel, one soldier opened fire. DRC forces returned fire and fatally shot one of the Angolan soldiers. Some reports indicate that the shooting may have been accidental, although this remains unconfirmed.
A heightened security presence is to be anticipated in Kasai in the near term.
Individuals in Kasai are advised to monitor developments and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.
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