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11 Nov 2020 | 04:44 PM UTC

DRC: Suspected ADF militants attack village in Mambasa territory (Ituri province) November 10

DR Congo News Alert

Suspected ADF militants attack village in Mambasa territory (Ituri province) on November 10, killing seven; further attacks possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/11/2020, 12:00 AM until 11/13/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Kinshasa). COUNTRY/REGION Mambasa, Ituri province

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Event

Suspected Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) attacked the village of Samboko in Mambasa territory (Ituri province) on Tuesday, November 10, killing seven civilians. Reports indicate that the attackers used machetes to carry out the attack.

Further attacks and security operations are likely in Ituri province in the near term.

Context

The ADF, a Ugandan Islamist militant group that has been active in the region since the late 1990s, has been increasingly active in the Beni region in recent months, staging dozens of attacks on local communities and security forces. According to the UN figures, more than 1000 civilians have been killed in attacks by the group since the beginning of 2019.

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. A number of Western governments advise their citizens against travel to the east and northeast of the country due to poor security conditions, including the presence of armed groups and a high risk of kidnapping. Professional security advice should be sought prior to travel.

 

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