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29 mai 2020 | 05h27 UTC

DRC: Militia kill one in attack on IDP camp in South Kivu province May 28

DR Congo Alerte de sécurité

Militia kill one and wound two in attack on IDP camp in Mikenge (South Kivu province) on May 28; further attacks are possible in the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 29/5/2020, 12h00 until 31/5/2020, 11h59 (Africa/Kinshasa). COUNTRY/REGION South Kivu, Mikenge

Event

A group of armed men attacked an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp on Thursday morning (local time), May 28, in Mikenge (South Kivu province). According to reports, Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) troops, in coordination with the United Nation's Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO), repelled the attack. At least two MONUSCO personnel were wounded.

A heightened security presence is expected in the area over the coming days. Further attacks remain possible in South Kivu province 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 South Kivu 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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