Colonel held over UN deaths

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A colonel in the Demo­cratic Repub­lbic of Congo army has been ar­rested over the killing of two UN sanc­tions mon­i­tors, the first mem­ber of the se­cu­rity ser­vices de­tained in the case.

A Swedish and a US na­tional were killed in March 2017 while in­ves­ti­gat­ing re­ports of atroc­i­ties dur­ing an armed con­flict in the coun­try’s Ka­sai re­gion be­tween gov­ern­ment forces and mili­tia.

Con­golese au­thor­i­ties ini­tially blamed the mili­tia, but later ad­mit­ted state agents may have been in­volved. Of­fi­cials said Colonel Jean de Dieu Mamb­weni had been ar­rested but no for­mal charges had yet been filed.

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