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Six civilians, including two children, were killed in new attacks by the CODECO militia in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

May 11, 2020

At least six people, including two children, were killed last weekend in new attacks by the Congo Development Cooperative’s militia (CODECO) in Ituri province (northeast), authorities confirmed on Monday.

The militiamen broke into various villages in the Djugu and Mahagi areas on Saturday and Sunday, according to civil society president Hilaire Unencan, who said several houses were burned during the attacks.

According to information from Congolese radio station Radio Okapi, the following villages were attacked: Pakenge-Ndena, Djuru, Mulabo – where the local market was attacked – and Mbudjona where the two minors were killed.

Six civilians, including two children, were killed in new attacks by the CODECO militia in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the CongoSix civilians, including two children, were killed in new attacks by the CODECO militia in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The attacks were carried out after the Democratic Republic of the Congo army announced on Friday the death of 23 suspected CODECO militia officers in Ituri, where the army has also regained control of four villages as part of recent operations.

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