Martin Kobler, Head of MONUSCO, strongly condemns killing of UN Peacekeeper by M23
Kinshasa, 28 August 2013 – A Peacekeeper was killed on 28 August as the M23 directed artillery fire on a United Nations position close to Kibati heights north of Goma. The attack occurred as MONUSCO supported action by the FARDC to push the M23 off the heights from where they have been shelling Goma.
"I am outraged by today's killing of a United Nations Peacekeeper from Tanzania by the M23", says Martin Kobler, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in the DRC. "He sacrificed his life to protect civilians in Goma. My thoughts go to his family and all members of his unit in this very difficult moment".