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Thousands flee ADF attacks in Eastern DR Congo

Thousands flee ADF attacks in Eastern DR Congo

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This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Shabia Mantoo – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is rushing support to tens of thousands of people who have been recently displaced in the aftermath of brutal attacks and fighting by the armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s North Kivu and Ituri provinces. More than 50,000 people have fled in the aftermath of a recent upsurge in fighting in North Kivu. The displaced include an overwhelming number of children – including many who are unaccompanied by either a parent or guardian. Brutal attacks blamed on the armed group Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) killed at least 13 people at ...
Suspected Militia Fighters Kill Dozens in DR Congo’s Eastern Ituri Province

Suspected Militia Fighters Kill Dozens in DR Congo’s Eastern Ituri Province

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 Fifty-eight people have been killed in attacks in a restive province of eastern DR Congo, local officials said on Thursday, blaming a notorious militia. Large numbers of the population have fled following the attacks in Irumu, a territory in the province of Ituri, provincial interior minister Adjio Gidi told AFP. He blamed the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), which originated in the 1990s as a Ugandan Muslim rebel group and has been accused of killing hundreds of civilians since DR Congo’s armed forces launched a crackdown against them last November. The attacks took place in a heavily forested area called Tshabi, a local resident said, adding that a number of people were feared kidnapped. “People were killed with every sort of weapon, knives, guns,” a member of ...
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