At least fifteen people have been killed in a recent resurgence of violence in DR Congo in the restive region of Kasai. The violence has been linked to the Kamwina Nsapu militia which attacked an army patrol unit in Lombelu that triggered retaliation form the soldiers and as such killing the fifteen militiamen.
Military sources confirmed that the militia which is scattered in the vast diamond mines have been trying to reorganize and steal weapons from the army outpost in the area. The guerrilla movement has been leading a bloody rebellion against moves by Kabila to extend his stay in power.
Violence in the vast Kasai region first erupted after a tribal chieftain known as the Kamwina Nsapu, who rebelled against the regime of President Joseph Kabila, was killed in August 2016 killing over 3000 and displacing over 1.4 million others.