UN to pursue rebels who killed 15 peacekeepers in DRC

2017-12-19 17:30
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Beni - The United Nations peacekeeping chief says the UN mission in DRC will pursue the Allied Democratic Forces rebels who killed 15 peacekeepers there earlier this month.

Jean-Pierre Lacroix made the announcement on Tuesday while visiting eastern Congo. He told peacekeepers that the UN. will protect them and seek justice. He said peacekeepers will reinforce their presence and weaponry in Semuliki to neutralize rebel groups in the region.

The December 7 attack was the deadliest single assault on a UN peacekeeping mission in nearly 25 years, killing 15 Tanzanian peacekeepers and at least five Congolese soldiers.

Uganda and Congo launched a joint military operation last week against the ADF rebels.

Human Rights Watch says the rebel group has killed more than 1 000 people in eastern Congo since October 2014.

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