At least 40 civilians were killed in the northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo on Tuesday, May 27. The attack was conducted by the fighters from the Allied Democratic Forces (#ADF) group, which had been driven out of Uganda in the late 1990s. They attacked Samboko village, Ituri province.
More than 400 people have been killed in attacks blamed on the ADF since last year. About 200,000 people have fled their homes in Ituri province in the past two months because of the widespread violence by a variety of armed groups including ADF and the Cooperative for the Development of Congo (#CODECO).
If you are planning to visit DR Congo, bear in mind that all non-essential travel to the country should be avoided due to the growing instability and high level of security risk in the country. If you are doing business there, it is advisable to approach a professional risk management company to mitigate threats associated with DRC.