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2020 Democratic Republic of the Congo massacres

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Democratic Republic of the Congo massacres
Part of the Allied Democratic Forces insurgency
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LocationBeni, North Kivu Province
Samboko, Ituri Province
Makutano, Ituri Province
Date24-26 May 2020
Attack type
Massacre
Deaths40 (Samboko)
17 (Makutano)
9 (Beni)
Total: 66
PerpetratorsAllied Democratic Forces

A series of massacres took place in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo in late May 2020. The attacks were carried out by the Allied Democratic Forces, a radical Islamist rebel group.

Attacks[edit source | edit]

Allied Democratic Forces fighters attacked civilians in Beni on 24 May, killing nine. The militants burned down houses, before retreating after a gunfight with armed forces. The army suffered several injuries during the gunfight.[1]

On 25 May, Allied Democratic Forces killed 17 people in Makutano.[2]

On 26 May, Allied Democratic Forces attacked the Samboko village in Ituri Province. The attackers killed 40 people using machetes, and looted the village of food and valuables.[2]

References[edit source | edit]

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