Multiple Gunmen Attack Mining Site

Apr 7, 2020

Overnight on 5-6 April 2020, multiple gunmen attacked a mining site near Irumu, located in the northeastern Ituri province, approximately 100 km (60 mi) west of the Ugandan border. The attack left four people dead, including three Chinese nationals and one member of the Congolese military. Authorities have not confirmed the corporate affiliation of the three Chinese victims, or the specific mining site targeted in the attack. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, although numerous rebel and militant groups are active in Ituri province and pose a significant threat to individuals and entities that operate in the mineral-rich area.

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