Heavy fighting between rebels and government forces in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Very heavy fighting broke out near the town of Kibumba, north of Goma, the capital of North Kivu Province. Both sides claimed conflicting numbers of casualties. Travellers should be aware that serious clashes have taken place for months in North Kivu. Because of uncertainty regarding personal safety and security, several countries advise their citizens to postpone all travel to the DRC at this time, and to avoid all travel in the north of the country.

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