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Un soldat des FARDC dans une église abandonnée dans le territoire de Djugu, en Ituri, en proie à une flambée de violences (image d'illustration). © John Wessels / AFP A FARDC soldier in an abandoned church in the territory of Djugu, in Ituri, in the prey of a soaring violence (image of 'drawing).

According to AFP, a student has been seriously injured in bombing by two military helicopters in the Petsi country, Iuri. This Northeastern Gold Region of the DRC returned with the violence at the end of 2017. Why this attack?

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Two helicopters of the Congolese army have Bombarded around the Petsi Health Center and School. A shell fell into the school yard, the impacts seriously injured a student at the head. According to a nurse at the health center, the population fled but the staff of the center remained with the sick.

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The army refers to the military operations carried out in the provinces of the Ituri and North Kivu as part of the state of siege imposed for several months. A suspect movement would have warned Congolese forces, the region being infested with national and foreign armed groups that causes insecurity. One of the main armed groups, the Congo Development Cooperative (CODECO) is required in Petsi and its surroundings.

This brutal militia is structured around a religious sect that claims to defend the members of the tribe lended against the government army and against the Hema tribe.

The spokesperson for the government army, General Leon Richard Kasonga, following this bombing was surprised to learn that students were in a holiday.

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