According to local media, the FARDC military said that from about 9 p.m. local time on the 20th to the early morning of the 21st, a gold mine in South Kivu Province was attacked by unidentified armed elements, resulting in the death of 1 soldier, the serious injury of 1 soldier and the abduction of 8 Chinese citizens. In addition, according to AFP, the incident resulted in the death of 1 policeman and the kidnapping of 5 Chinese citizens. Relevant information: The Chinese Embassy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is verifying.
In August this year, the Chinese Embassy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo issued an emergency security reminder, saying that the three eastern provinces of Ituri, North Kivu and South Kivu were high-risk areas, and illegal armed attacks and looting were frequent, reminding Chinese citizens not to go to the above-mentioned provinces for the time being. Please be vigilant and strengthen security precautions, and do not go out unless necessary.