Indian peacekeeper injured in rebel attack in Congo

An Indian peacekeeper serving in the UN mission in Congo was injured in an attack by a rebel group. Stephane Dujarric, the spokesperson for the Secretary General, told reporters here Tuesday that according to the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), suspected Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) elements launched an attack on Friday evening in the area of Boikene, close to Beni in North Kivu Province.

One civilian was reportedly wounded, and two homes and a civilian vehicle were destroyed. “A member of the Indian Formed Police Unit stationed there was also lightly wounded,” Dujarric said. Read More

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