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24 juin 2020 | 23h59 UTC

DRC: Congolese army kill CODECO militants in clashes in Djugu territory (Ituri province) June 23

DR Congo Alerte de sécurité

FARDC personnel kill at least eight CODECO militants in clashes in Djugu territory (Ituri province) on June 23; further attacks and clashes are likely in the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 24/6/2020, 12h00 until 27/6/2020, 11h59 (Africa/Kinshasa). COUNTRY/REGION Ituri province

Event

Fighting between Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC) soldiers and Cooperative for the Development of Congo (CODECO) militants resulted in at least 11 killed in Djugu territory (Ituri province) on Tuesday, June 23. According to media sources, the fighting took place in the Gobuji and Dyaro villages, with reports of eight militants killed as a result. The Congolese army reported that they had lost three soldiers in the clashes.

Similar militant attacks and security operations 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 region.

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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