One peacekeeper killed in Beni territory
Kinshasa, September 18, 2017 – A peacekeeper from the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) was killed yesterday in Beni territory in the North Kivu province.
MONUSCO troops reacted to an attack by presumed Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) against a position of the Congolese armed forces (FARDC), which is located 500 meters from the MONUSCO base.
During the clash, one peacekeeper from Tanzania was shot and later died of his wounds. Another Tanzanian peacekeeper was injured. He has been evacuated to the MONUSCO hospital in Goma.
MONUSCO is deeply saddened by the loss of one of its peacekeeper and extends its deepest condolences to the Government of Tanzania and to the family of the victim.