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DR Congo | UN condemns latest armed attack in Virunga NP

A new armed attack was carried out this Tuesday, July 28, 2020 against the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC), inside the Virunga National Park, a site inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is currently believed that seven soldiers were killed in the territory of Beni, in the province of North Kivu.

These actions are reminiscent of the tragic events of June 24, 2020 during which 5 guards were critically injured; and of those of last April 24 when four civilians and thirteen staff members from the Virunga National Park were murdered by armed groups. Following these numerous attacks, UNESCO had expressed its condolences, grief and concern to the victims’ families.

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