Alertes de sécurité

À noter, les alertes ne sont disponibles qu'en anglais
04 nov. 2020 | 17h34 UTC

DRC: CODECO attack kills five soldiers in Ituri province November 3

DR Congo Alerte de sécurité

Attack by CODECO rebels kills five soldiers and wounds five more in Ezekere (Ituri province) on November 3; further clashes expected over the medium term

TIMEFRAME expected from 4/11/2020, 12h00 until 6/11/2020, 11h59 (Africa/Kinshasa). COUNTRY/REGION Ituri province

Event

Five soldiers were killed and another five were wounded after Cooperative for the Development of Congo (CODECO) attacked an Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) position in the Ezekere area of Ituri province on Tuesday, November 3. The rebels were reportedly attempting to recapture a position which the FARDC had regained control over last month. The attack was repelled as reinforcements arrived from the town of Bunia. No CODECO casualties have been confirmed.

Further fighting was reported in nearby Bedu on Wednesday, November 4, but details on the latest incident have yet to be substantiated.

Attacks by armed groups are expected to continue across the region over the near and medium term. Security operations are likely in the area in the coming days.

Context

Dozens of attacks on communities in Ituri province have been attributed to CODECO since violence in the region flared in March 2020. The clashes have been linked to long-simmering tensions between the Lendu ethnic group, from which CODECO is drawn, and local Hema traders. However, security forces' capabilities in Ituri, as elsewhere in the DRC's unstable eastern provinces, remain limited, and the government has so far struggled to stem the violence.

Advice

Those in Ituri province 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.

 

Copyright and Disclaimer
GardaWorld is the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the material presented on this website. All such rights are reserved. The use of this website and its material is subject to the Terms of Use and accordingly you must not use any content from this website for commercial or other analogous purposes without our consent, including but not limited to any deep-linking or framing in order to copy, distribute, display or monitor any portion of the website. If you have any questions or are interested in distributing any content from this website, Contact us for more details.

Alertes reliées