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ADF Attacks UN Convoy In Congo

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viagra 40mg http://crazytour.am/wp-includes/class.wp-dependencies.php geneva; font-size: small;”>The MONUSCO team was travelling to Kamango district near Beni in North Kivu, http://codefor.asia/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-get-comment-endpoint.php 15 kilometers from the Ugandan border, to investigate claims of human rights abuses by ADF against civilians.

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“A UN patrol comprising of Nepalese and Jordanian troops was sent to assess the security situation in the area and address concerns related to the protection of civilians.

This patrol was ambushed on its way to Kamango, where it came under heavy fire from ADF elements,” MONUSCO said in a statement seen by Chimpreports on Tuesday morning.

The incident underscores the growing security threat posed by the DRC-based rebel group.

At least 60,000 refugees fled Congo following the rebel attack last weekend. They were later forced to retreat to the bushes by the Congolese troops.

While MONUSCO troops successfully repelled the assault, two UN vehicles were damaged.

“MONUSCO will fulfill its mandate given by the UN Security Council to protect civilians”, said the acting Special Representative of the Secretary General in the DRC, Moustapha Soumaré.

He further said another patrol would head to Kamango in order to “pursue the objectives of the original patrol.”

The United Nations Stabilization Mission in Congo, MONUSCO, reaffirms that any attacks on peacekeepers is considered a war crime and warns anyone involved in such an action that they will be answerable before international justice.

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