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Congo; Eastern village-Kokola under attack by armed men - Bridge Africa 24

Congo; Eastern village-Kokola under attack by armed men

Confrontations between armed men (Allied Democratic forces-ADF) and the forces of law and order in Kokola, one of the eastern villages in the democratic republic of Congo (DRC) left behind 10 deaths and two kidnapped.

The linking coast between Uganda and the Democratic republic of Congo (DRC) has been an arm trafficking zone for more than 20 years. Due to the recent operation launched against the rebel groups by the DRC, having as target the Allied Democratic forces, this prompted the ADF to launch an attack in one the eastern villages known as Kokola village on a certain Monday, while the forces of law and order were in one of their patrol in the forest areas.

The democratic republic of Congo lost six (6) soldiers within this confrontation. According to the Kivu security tracker against violence, a website which is a result of the existing relation between New York- based human right watch and DRC; equally reveal that 8 villagers were killed from this attack.

Statistically, there exist 160 rebel groups with a total of 20,000 fighters in DRC. Within the last 20 years, the effort of the UN peace keeping team has been fruitless. These unrests have increased the number of deaths recorded within this zone alongside the Ebola epidemic which infected this region currently recording 2000 deaths out of 3000 infected.

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