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UN mission in DRC condemns deadly attack on Hutu village

UN mission in DRC condemns deadly attack on Hutu village

Democratic Republic Of Congo

<p>The United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (<span class="caps">DRC</span>) have condemned Sunday’s attack on an internally displaced people’s camp by militiamen.</p> <p>The attack attack on over 1000 Hutu displaced families was carried out by the Mayi-Mayi Mazembe group. It led to the death of over 30 people.</p> <p>‘‘<span class="caps">MONUSCO</span> strongly condemns this attack against civilians and extends its sympathy and condolences to the families of the deceased. <span class="caps">MONUSCO</span> remains determined to protect civilians to the best of its ability,’‘ the statement said.</p> <p>Whiles putting both the death and injured figures at 20, <span class="caps">MONUSCO</span> disclosed that it dispatched men to engage and repel the attackers after hearing shootings. They also confirmed the death of one of the assailants.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">.<a href="https://twitter.com/MONUSCO"><code>MONUSCO</a> condemns the deadly attack on IDPs at <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Luhanga?src=hash">#Luhanga</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NorthKivu?src=hash">#NorthKivu</a> <a href="https://t.co/3DYiTgURx4">https://t.co/3DYiTgURx4</a></p>&mdash; APO (</code>APO_source) <a href="https://twitter.com/APO_source/status/803205759135862784">November 28, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>‘‘<span class="caps">MONUSCO</span> troops assisted the wounded and evacuated some 15 injured by helicopter to hospital in Goma. <span class="caps">MONUSCO</span> has deployed further reinforcements to the area, as well as a fact-finding team, in close coordination with the <span class="caps">FARDC</span> detachment at Luhanga,’‘ the statement added.</p> <p>The attack targeted Luhanga village, in the Central East of the of North Kivu province. “The provisional toll reported 34 civilians killed”, Joy Bokele, the administrator of Lubero territory where the attack occurred told <span class="caps">AFP</span>.</p> <p>Luhanga is located in the South of Lubero territory, region where tensions have been high for a year between a part of the Nande and the Kobo group and on the other hand the Hutu. Intercommunal clashes related to land disputes have lead to the deaths of many.</p>
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