Tanzanian UN peacekeepers killed in DR Congo near Beni

UN troops in DRC

Two Tanzanian peacekeepers with the special UN intervention force in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been killed in an ambush, the UN has said.

Thirteen others were wounded in the attack by suspected Ugandan Allied Democratic Forces Islamist rebels.

It was second attack on UN forces in the eastern North Kivu region in 48 hours after a helicopter carrying a senior commander came under fire.

The UN has promised a “robust” military offensive in response.

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-32605771


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