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Militias Die In Clashes Between Armed Groups In DR Congo

Twigwaheno-Makanika, Biloze Bishambuke and other armed groups have always clashed in Fizi Haut-Plateaux of South Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo, leading to thousands of deaths and displacement.

Six militias died during clashes between the Twigwaheno-Makanika and Biloze Bishambuke armed groups in the Fizi Haut-Plateaux of South Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo last weekend.

According to military sources, seven persons also sustained injuries in the clashes in Monyi, near Minembwe. In addition, many properties were destroyed by the parties.

“The security situation remains disquieting in the locality of Monyi and its environs following clashes between the coalition of extremist terrorist groups Twigwaheno-Makanika and terrorist aggressors Biloze Bishambuke causing the loss of human lives and collateral damage on both sides,” said Lt. Jeremie Meya, the military spokesperson in Minembwe. 

“Four dead and four wounded on the side of the Twigwaheno-Makanika. In contrast, two were killed and three others wounded on the other side.”

The army says it has been carrying out patrols to track down all the armed groups causing mayhem in the zone.

Clashes between armed militia groups have been responsible for over 10,000 deaths and hundreds of thousands of displaced persons in the Minembwe zone.

The military has assured that calm has returned to the zone, adding that soldiers are in total control of the situation.

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