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Martin Kobler, Head of MONUSCO, condemns the murderous attack on civilians in Matiba

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Kinshasa, 17 April 2015 – “I am deeply shocked by the killings of civilians near Beni. It is absolutely necessary that FARDC and MONUSCO resume their cooperation. Together it will be possible to avoid a further deterioration of the security situation” declared Martin Kobler, Head of MONUSCO.

The attack, suspected to be an ADF assault, happened 5km North East of Mbau in Beni Territory in the North Kivu province.

"I strongly condemn this criminal attack perpetrated in the early morning and I want to express my sympathy, my deepest and sincere condolences to the families of the victims. My heart is with their souls," stressed the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Note to Editors:

On 15 April, in early hours, a group of unidentified assailants suspected to belong to the ADF rebel group attacked Matiba village, 5 km north east of Mbau in Beni territory.