UN peacekeeper killed in attack on DRC military base
The UN did not specify the nationality of the dead soldier or the injured. KINSHASA - Rebels from a attacked at 05:30 hours,” the Meanwhile, clashes erupted Ugandan-dominated group UN mission known by its French on Sunday between army troops yesterday attacked a UN acronym Monusco said, adding and rebels accused of being behind military base in eastern that UN ground and air forces the disappearance of 20 Democratic Republic of had been deployed in the area. civilians in the country’s restive Congo, killing one peacekeeper The UN did not specify the east, military and civilian sources and injuring 12 others, nationality of the dead soldier or told AFP. the UN mission said. the injured. The fighting occurred in the
The attack took place in Beni, Rich in precious minerals, the territory of Beni, the North-Kivu where UN soldiers have been east of DRC has been unstable province near the border with battling the Allied Democratic for 20 years. Uganda, which has suffered a Forces (ADF), which is dominated Several dozen local and foreign wave of violence since 2014 with by hard line Ugandan armed groups stand accused more than 700 civilians killed, Muslims, a spokesperson for the of serious rights abuses many of them hacked to death. UN mission in the DRC said. against civilians, such as rape, The killings have been blamed
Congolese troops had clashed killings and abductions. on the ADF. The clashes between with the rebels in the area on The ADF has been accused by the ADF and army troops Sunday. The day before, the Kinshasa and the UN mission of on Sunday took place 40km ADF attacked around 10 motorbike killing more than 700 people in from the Mbau-Kamango road. taxis in the locality. the Beni region since October
“The Mamundioma base was 2014.