Congo Watch: UN says 8 peacekeepers killed in eastern Congo

Monday, January 23, 2006

UN says 8 peacekeepers killed in eastern Congo

Eight Guatemalan special forces soldiers deployed as U.N. peacekeepers in eastern Congo were killed and five wounded in a battle with Ugandan rebels on Monday in the second deadliest attack on the UN force.

The force, known as MONUC, said 80 Guatemalans had been on a reconnaissance mission for the past 10 days in Congo's Garamba National Park, on the border with Sudan, looking for members of neighboring Uganda's rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA)."

Full story GOMA, Congo (Reuters) 23 Jan 2006.

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