Congo gold mine attack killed dozens

Congo gold mine attack killed dozens

Congo gold mine attack killed dozens
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On Sunday, armed men invaded a gold mine in Djugu, in the eastern Ituri region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, killing dozens of people.

According to AFP, a local official stated that 29 remains had been recovered from the artisanal mine.

A four-month-old infant was among the deceased, according to the report.

The Ministry of Communication blamed the attack on the Codeco rebel organization in a statement.

“The government specifies that this umpteenth barbaric and cowardly act of Codeco terrorists on innocent populations will in no way shake its determination to restore peace,” the ministry said.

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“The army is working day and night to completely eliminate the armed groups here in Ituri,” an army spokesperson is quoted as saying by Reuters news agency.

The Codeco group has previously been accused of carrying out raids against civilians in recent months.

It’s blamed for killing at least a dozen people at a church in March, and another 60 in February.

 

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