OCTOBER SECURITY SUMMARY
Records of reported LRA attacks during October 2011 revealed an unprecedented reduction of violence against civilians, with LRA forces reportedly having killed 0 and abducted 3 civilians. This marks the lowest levels of killings and abductions per month seen in the last 23 months from its peak at the Makombo Massacre in December 2009.
Of 11 reported LRA attacks in October, all reportedly took place in Haut Uele, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), with none reported in Central African Republic (CAR) or South Sudan (S. Sudan).
In a reversal of previous months’ wide dispersal of attacks, all reported attacks for the month of October took place within 110km of one another due west of Garamba National Forest in DRC.
21 returnees were recorded in October, with 17 individuals released in a single incident in Nagbangili, just north of Duru, DRC on 9 October.