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MONUSCO to evaluate attacks in Eastern DRC

Democratic Republic Of Congo

<p>The UN force in the Democratic Republic of Congo, <span class="caps">MONUSCO</span> has dispatched an evaluation mission to Tenambo after the death of 9 civilians on Tuesday.</p> <p>The Armed Forces of the <span class="caps">DRC</span> and the UN mission said they had repulsed the attackers who killed civilians and looted livestock.</p> <p>But there’s confusion about the supposed repulsion. </p> <p>While <span class="caps">MONUSCO</span>’s support is reported to have pushed back the militias, civil society accuses the two forces of not having moved, while their closest positions are located a few kilometers from the area attacked by the assailants.</p> <p>The evaluation mission is expected to shed light on the attack. </p> <p>Nine civilians were murdered early on Tuesday, the latest in a long spate of attacks in eastern Congo’s North Kivu province.</p> <p>The overnight raid targeted the town of Oicha, where more than 500 people have been killed in numerous attacks, often carried out with machetes, since October 2014.</p> <p>Congolese officials and <span class="caps">MONUSCO</span> attributed Tuesday’s killings to the Allied Democratic Forces , a partly Islamist armed group from Uganda.</p> <p><strong><em>Agencies</em></strong></p>
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