United Nations peacekeeper killed in eastern Congo fighting
KINSHASA :United Nations forces and the Congolese army attacked rebel positions with helicopter gunships, armored personnel carriers and a phalanx of ground troops Wednesday, ramping up the U.N.'s engagement in the latest rebellion to roil this country's tormented east.The fighting was some of the fiercest in the week since the newly created U.N. Seven other troops were also wounded, U.N. "He sacrificed his life to protect civilians in Goma."The fighting is taking place nine miles (15 kilometers) from the provincial capital of Goma, a city home to nearly 1 million people that was briefly captured by the M23 rebels late last year.The U.N.
Felix Basse, the military spokesman for the U.N. It's the Tanzanian and South African (United Nations) troops that are on the frontline.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at Africa News Network 7Similar Stories