Congo:Two Tanzanian UN peacekeepers killed 


May 06,Kinshasa: Two United Nations peacekeepers from Tanzania were killed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday when their patrol was trapped in a zone where government strengths are battling Ugandan rebels, the country`s U.N. mission said.The peacekeepers were assaulted in the town of Kikiki, around 50 kilometers (30 miles) north of the town of Beni in North Kivu territory, Felix Basse, representative for the mission known as MONUSCO, told Reuters

“The snare occurred today, this evening … The loss of life is two and we have two or three harmed,” he said.The Congolese armed force said before on Tuesday that it had killed 16 Ugandan Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels during fight in the same zone throughout the weekend.Tuesday`s trap was the second assault on U.N. strengths in the zone in 48 hours after a MONUSCO helicopter was shot upon by unidentified shooters on Monday.

Congolese strengths dispatched Operation Sukola I early a year ago against the extremist ADF, who are blamed for killing practically 300 villagers close Beni in the middle of October and December. MONUSCO is giving logistical backing to the hostile.

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