At least one woman and two children have died in a fight between soldiers of the DR Congo national army, FARDC, and rebels of the Cooperative for the Development of Congo (CODECO) in Tsiku Mulabo village.
The fight on Friday, Oct. 21 followed an attack by CODECO combatants.
“The CODECO militiamen started fighting in the village of Tsiku and continued shooting as they advanced towards Lopa centre,” a humanitarian worker in the region who opted for anonymity told HumAngle.
“They are shooting in all directions. They have burnt down houses and already three civilians, one woman and two children have been killed. It is necessary to reinforce the Congolese national army, FARDC, here to limit the damage.”
The casualty figures are provisional as of the time of filing this report because fighting was still going on. There is massive displacement by the population towards Lopa which is situated on the national road number 27 on the Bunia-Mahagi highway.
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