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06 Aug 2020 | 05:30 AM UTC

DRC: Suspected ADF militants kill three in Irumu territory (Ituri province) August 4

DR Congo News Alert

Suspected ADF militants kill three in Kyamata in Irumu territory (Ituri province) on August 4; further attacks possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/6/2020, 12:00 AM until 8/8/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Kinshasa). COUNTRY/REGION Irumu


Suspected Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) militants killed at least three people during an attack that occurred overnight on Tuesday, August 4, in Kyamata in Irumu territory (Ituri province). The attackers reportedly took villagers hostage in order to transport stolen goods and livestock. Although local civil society groups have appealed for military intervention, it is unclear if troops have been deployed to the area following the incident.

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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