UN peace­keeper killed in at­tack on DRC mil­i­tary base

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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.

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