At least 15 Congolese soldiers lost their lives during an attack carried out by Mobondo militia in the territory of Kwango, in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
A deadly attack shook the territory of Kwango, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where at least 15 Congolese soldiers were killed during fighting against Mobondo militiamen. The incident took place in the village of Mulosi, located on the border with Angola.
According to Adelard Nkisi, spokesperson for the Kwango provincial government, the clashes also cost the lives of 3 Mobondo fighters, bringing the provisional toll to 18 deaths. For the moment, the precise causes of this fighting are not clearly established, but they highlight the persistence of instability in certain regions of the DRC.
As a result of this attack, the surrounding villages were emptied of their inhabitants, causing a worrying humanitarian situation. Adelard Nkisi appealed to the central government of the DRC to intervene quickly to restore peace and come to the aid of displaced populations.
The Mobondo militia emerged in 2022 following a land dispute between the Yaka and Teke communities in Kwamouth Territory. Since then, it has spread to other regions, including the territories of Kwango and Kongo Central, reflecting the persistent security and stability challenges facing the DRC.