SA soldiers injured in DRC clashes

2013-08-28 12:12
M23 rebels (File: AFP)

M23 rebels (File: AFP)

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Goma - South African soldiers have been injured in fighting between rebels and government forces, eNCA reported on Wednesday.

It was reported that four soldiers were injured.

An eNCA correspondent reported earlier on Wednesday that he could hear bombing coming from the city of Goma.

Serious new fighting between government forces and M23 rebels erupted a week ago north of Goma, AFP reported on Tuesday.

UN peacekeepers set up a security zone around Goma in July and the UN forces fought alongside the DR Congo army at the weekend when the rebel group fired artillery shells on the edge of the city.

The UN force "stands ready to use all necessary means to defend civilians", said UN spokesperson Farhan Haq.

Read more on:    un  |  m23  |  drc  |  central africa

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