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25 sept. 2020 | 04h27 UTC

DRC: ADF militants launch attack in Kiniambaore (North Kivu province) September 23-24

DR Congo Alerte de sécurité

ADF militants kill five in attack in Kiniambaore (Rwenzori sector; North Kivu province) on September 23-24; further attacks are likely in North Kivu in the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 24/9/2020, 12h00 until 26/9/2020, 11h59 (Africa/Kinshasa). COUNTRY/REGION North Kivu province


Suspected Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) militants killed five people in an attack near Beni in Kiniambaore (Rwenzori sector; North Kivu province) overnight on Wednesday, September 23, to Thursday, September 24. Responsibility for the attack was not immediately claimed, and investigations are underway into the incident.

Further attacks and counter security operations are likely in North Kivu in the near term.


The ADF, a Ugandan Islamist militant group that has been active in North Kivu province 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.


Those in North Kivu 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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