According to the local press, at least 6 people, including a village chief, were killed on the night of 13 to 14 November during an attack carried out by rebels of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) against the village of Mpopi, 17 kilometers south of Biakato, in Mambasa territory.

A massive displacement of the population towards Biakato was observed following the attack.

We remind you that a sharp deterioration of the security situation has been reported in the Ituri Province, were a rise in attacks led by CODECO, the ADF and FPIC groups targeting security forces and the civilians has been recorded (see our previous alerts).

Ongoing violence should not be ruled out.

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