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05 mai 2020 | 01h38 UTC

DRC: FPIC rebels attack security forces in Irumu territory (Ituri province) May 4

DR Congo Alerte de sécurité

FPIC rebels attack security forces in Irumu territory (Ituri province) May 4, killing ten people; further attacks possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 4/5/2020, 12h00 until 7/5/2020, 11h59 (Africa/Kinshasa). COUNTRY/REGION Irumu

Event

On Monday, May 4, Patriotic Force and Integrationist of Congo (FPIC) rebels killed ten people in an attack in Irumu territory (Ituri province) on Monday, May 4. The attackers targeted a camp operated by government forces in the town of Marabo, and reports suggest that the attackers seized weapons from the camp and set fire to buildings. A spokesperson for the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC) stated that the attack was repulsed and that at least eight FPIC fighters were killed and two others captured.

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 area.

Advice

Individuals in Ituri province are advised to remain vigilant for militant activity, monitor developments to the situation, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities and their home governments.

 

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