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14 UN peacekeepers killed in DR Congo


Fourteen peacekeepers were killed in Democratic Republic of Congo, allegedly by Ugandan rebels, the UN said Friday, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency

 

The UN said in a statement that suspected Ugandan rebels of the Allied defense force -- formed in the 1990s -- attacked the base of the MONUSCO Force Operational Company in the North Kivu province.

 

According to the statement, five DRC soldiers were also killed, while 50 peacekeepers sustained injuries.

 

Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in the DRC, Maman Sidikou, strongly condemned the attack.

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