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31 oct. 2020 | 17h27 UTC

DRC: ADF militants attack village in Beni territory (North Kivu province) October 30

DR Congo Alerte de sécurité

At least 17 killed after suspected ADF militants attack in Lisasa in (North Kivu province) on October 30; further attacks likely in near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 31/10/2020, 12h00 until 4/11/2020, 11h59 (Africa/Kinshasa). COUNTRY/REGION Beni, North Kivu province

Event

At least 17 people were reportedly killed on Friday night, October 30, after suspected Allied Democratic Force (ADF) militants attacked Lisasa in Beni territory (North Kivu province). The incident reportedly occurred between 20:00- 00:00 (local time). Additional security forces personnel have been dispatched to the area following the attack.

Further attacks and security operations are likely in Beni territory in the near term.

Context

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.

Advice

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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