Three men killed in attack on UN base in DRC.


Goma – Three suspected tribal militiamen were killed and two UN soldiers slightly wounded on Friday when the armed men attacked a UN military base in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a UN source said.

“At around 0200 GMT, a group of armed men, probably Mai-Mai, attacked the MONUSCO (UN mission in the DRC) position” near central Lubero, General Bernard Commins, deputy chief of the UN troops in the restive country, announced.

When UN soldiers fought back, “three (assaillants) were killed in exchanges of fire and one was wounded, then taken in hand by MONUSCO for treatment,” Commins said, adding that “two Blue Helmets were slightly injured”.

Contacted by AFP, Lubero’s territorial administrator Joe Bokele, who was at the scene of the incident, confirmed the attack and the casualty toll from MONUSCO.

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