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UN says one Tanzanian peacekeeper killed in Congo, one injured

Published:Tuesday | September 19, 2017 | 12:00 AM

UN says one peacekeeper killed, one injured


The United Nations mission in Congo says a peacekeeper has been killed amid fighting in Beni territory in the country's North Kivu province.

The mission said yesterday that the Tanzanian peacekeeper was shot during an attack on Sunday by suspected Allied Democratic Forces rebels on an armed forces position. It said the army position was about 500 metres (547 yards) from a UN base.

The UN mission said another Tanzanian peacekeeper was injured in the fighting and has been evacuated to a UN hospital in Goma.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

condemned the killing, and urged Congo's

government to investigate the incident and bring perpetrators to justice. In a statement he called on all armed groups in Congo to cease violence.