October 19, 2018

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Gunmen kill three in attack on UN military base (Punch)

Gunmen kill three in attack on UN military base (Punch)

Three suspected tribal militiamen were killed and two UN soldiers slightly wounded Friday when the armed men attacked a UN military base in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a UN source said.

“At around 4:00 am (0200 GMT), a group of armed men, probably Mai-Mai, attacked the MONUSCO (UN mission in the DRC) position” near central Lubero, General Bernard Commins, deputy chief of the UN troops in the restive country, announced.

When UN soldiers fought back, “three (assaillants) were killed in exchanges of fire and one was wounded, then taken in hand by MONUSCO for treatment,” Commins said, adding that “two Blue Helmets were slightly injured”. Read more

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