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1 South African Killed In Rebel Attack On UN Force In DRC


The South African military says rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have attacked a South African unit that is part of a United Nations peacekeeping mission, killing one soldier and injuring two others.

The military says four rebels were killed and two were captured in the fighting on Monday morning near Butembu in DRC’s Beni region.

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South Africa’s statement says its soldiers repelled the rebel attack.

The UN peacekeeping mission in eastern DRC includes a force intervention brigade with a mandate to take offensive military action against rebel groups.

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