UN: Peacekeepers ambushed in Congo; 2 dead, 13 wounded

Suspected rebels ambushed a Tanzanian unit of UN peacekeepers in eastern Congo on Tuesday, killing two and wounding 13, the spokesman for the secretary-general said in a statement. Four peacekeepers were reported missing. The ambush came a day after gunfire hit a helicopter carrying the mission’s force commander in the same region, according to the statement released late Tuesday. The UN said the Tanzanians came under fire by “suspected Allied Democratic Forces elements in Beni territory, North Kivu.” It blamed “unidentified armed elements” for the helicopter incident.

via ynetnews.com

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