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21 Jul 2020 | 01:18 AM UTC

DRC: Militiamen kill six people in Irumu territory (Ituri province) July 18

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Militiamen kill six people in Subadelwa in Irumu territory (Ituri province) on July 18

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/21/2020, 12:00 AM until 7/23/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Kinshasa). COUNTRY/REGION Irumu


A group of ten militiamen attacked a village in Subadelwa locality in Irumu territory (Ituri province) on Saturday, July 18, and killed at least six people. According to media sources, the armed attackers arrived in the area, located approximately 40km (25 mi) west of Bunia, fired sporadically into the air and then raided several homes. Reports indicate that they stole valuables from the homes of the victims.

In a separate incident on Monday, July 20, another group of militiamen reportedly attacked the Murubya village in Irumu territory and set alight several houses. The number of casualties has not yet been verified.

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


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.


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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