UN peacekeeper killed in attack in DRC

Suspected rebels of Allied Democratic Forces attacked 2 UN mission bases, officials said Monday 

UN peacekeeper killed in attack in DRC

World Bulletin / News Desk

A UN peacekeeper was killed Monday when suspected Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels attacked two UN mission military bases in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, officials have said in statement.

Twelve people were also injured in the attack. The nationality of the peacekeeper has not yet been revealed.

''One peacekeeper has been killed and 12 injured during an attack of [UN mission] MONUSCO camp at Mamundioma this morning," said the UN Congo mission spokeswoman Florence Marchal.

A DRC army spokesman, Mak Hazukay, blamed the attack on ADF rebels. He said that since last week ADF rebels have resumed attacks on army bases and on civilians.

ADF rebels began fighting in Uganda in 1990 against President Yoweri Museveni’s government but fled into the DRC after being defeated by Ugandan army.

Hazukay said there would be continuous operations in the area until the army has full control of the situation.

The attack on Monday comes after reported ADF attacks killes several cicilians over the weekend. 


Güncelleme Tarihi: 09 Ekim 2017, 17:35