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Sports Suspected Islamists release 900 prisoners in eastern DRC

14:00  20 october  2020
14:00  20 october  2020 Source:   bfmtv.com

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Over 900 inmates, including dangerous criminals and terrorists, escaped from a prison in the town of Beni in the eastern Democratic Republic of the The Allied Democratic Forces emerged from a Muslim sect in western Uganda in 1995 as an Islamist group opposing the country’s government.

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DR-CONGO-VIOLENCE: Suspected Islamists release 900 prisoners in eastern DRC

BENI, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Gunmen have released at least 900 prisoners as part of a coordinated attack carried out in the early hours of Tuesday on the central prison of Beni, said the mayor of this city in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), who suspects the Allied Democratic Forces (FDA), an Islamist group from Uganda.

Of more than a thousand detainees, only a hundred did not escape following this simultaneous assault on Kangbayi prison and the military camp supposed to protect it, said Modeste Bakwanamaha.

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"Unfortunately, the attackers, who arrived in large numbers, managed to force open the door using electrical equipment," he told Reuters by telephone. "We believe it was the FDA that did this."

The FDA have been active in eastern DRC since the 1990s. They have been responsible for the deaths of more than a thousand civilians since the start of 2019, according to United Nations statistics, despite successive campaigns to try to kill them. eradicate.

Tuesday morning's assault has not been claimed.

Several attacks attributed to the FDA have also been claimed by the Islamic State organization, although UN experts have found no evidence of a direct connection between the two groups.

On Twitter, Congolese police wrote that Kangbayi prison housed 1,300 detainees and that a large number had escaped.

(Stanis Bujakera and Erikas Mwisi Kambale; French version Bertrand Boucey, edited by Blandine Hénault)

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