Congo attack: Nearly 14 UN peacekeepers, 5 soldiers killed


At Least 14 U.N. peacekeepers, five Congolese soldiers lost their lives and 53 UN troops injured on Thursday in an attack allegedly by militiamen on a United Nations base in eastern Congo.

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The operation recognized as MONUSCO stated, it was harmonizing a joint reaction with the Congolese army and medical rescues of the injured from the base in North Kivu’s Beni territory.

Following the official conclusion of 1998-2003 conflict, enemy militia group still have power over wrap of mineral-rich eastern Congo nearly a decennary.

President of an activist group, Gilbert Kambale stated the UN soldiers aimed to attack on Tanzanian. A UN official declared that details.

Kambale affirmed the attack took place at about 50 km (30 miles) northeast of Beni city close to the Uganda border that takes the lives of nearly 26 people in an attack in the month of October.

During the attack, about 93 people lost their lives that involved military, police and civilian personnel, MONUSCO stated.

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“Our beliefs and prayers with kin and our colleagues in MONUSCO. Support are on scene and medical rescue by mission continuing,” the head of U.N. peacekeeping operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix shared on Twitter.