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14 Jul 2020 | 04:33 PM UTC

DRC: Suspected ADF rebels kill six in Adembi (Ituri province) July 12

DR Congo News Alert

Suspected ADF rebels kill six in Adembi (Ituri province) on July 12

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/14/2020, 12:00 AM until 7/16/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Kinshasa). COUNTRY/REGION Irumu

Event

Suspected Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels ambushed a group of civilians from Adembi village in Irumu territory (Ituri province) on Sunday, July 12, killing at least six people, including three local Red Cross employees. According to media sources, ten civilians and three local Red Cross employees were searching in the forest area at around 09:00 (local time) trying to recover the body of another victim who was killed on Saturday, July 11, when they were ambushed by the gunmen. Reports suggest that it was the same group of gunmen who killed the victim who the villagers were looking for prior to being attacked.

Similar attacks are possible in the region over the near term.

Context

The government's limited presence in the DRC's eastern provinces, as well as the presence of numerous armed groups and local self-defense militias, has led to continued insecurity in the region.

Advice

Those in Ituri province are advised to remain vigilant for rebel and militia activity, monitor developments, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities and their home governments.

 

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