Seven civilians killed in attack on DR Congo mining town

Democratic Republic of Congo President Felix Tshisekedi is supposed to have mandated the surrender of armed groups in Ituri but violence persists. – EPA pic, December 4, 2021.

An armed group killed seven civilians in an attack on a mining town in Democratic Republic of Congo, a source said today, with the army claiming it killed 36 attackers.

Fighters from the armed Co-operative for the development of Congo (Codeco) struck the town of Mungwalu yesterday, north of Ituri’s provincial capital Bunia, local community organiser Cherubin Nkuku Ndilawa told AFP. 

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