UN captures DR Congo rebel town
The town of Nioka has been captured, UN military spokesman Major Hans-Jakob Reichen, told the BBC.
The town, 80km (50 miles) north of Bunia, had been a rebel stronghold.
The joint operation, which began on Thursday, was against a militia led by Peter Karim. He has now fled northwards, the UN says.
Two of his bodyguards have been captured and the UN and Congolese troops hope to take him as well.
The militia he leads has been accused of atrocities against civilians in the region, which borders Uganda and Sudan.
Full report (BBC) 24 Dec 2005.