Two UN Force Intervention Brigade soldiers killed in DR Congo


Two United Nations peacekeepers were killed and several injured in an attack on their base in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a UN spokesperson said.

“The injured peacekeepers were evacuated to Goma for medical assistance,” said spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric at a regular UN news briefing in New York.
“The attack was carried out by suspected Allied Democratic Forces in Mamundioma, some 1,700 kilometres east of Kinshasa.”

According to him, the world body’s stabilisation mission in the DRC (MONUSCO) deployed attack helicopters as well as the Force Intervention Brigade (FIB) in support of operations and to reinforce its presence.

It also deployed forces between Kamango and Mbau to restore order and protect resident of both towns.

Mamundioma was also the site of an attack on UN peacekeepers last month in which one UN peacekeeper from Tanzania was killed and another injured.

SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Joint Operations Division spokesman, Captain (SAN) Jaco Theunissen, said two Tanzanian soldiers died in the latest attack.