Ugandan rebels have attacked two military bases in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), killing two United Nations “peace keepers” and injuring a dozen others.

The UN mission in Congo, known as MONUSCO, said the casualties occurred during two simultaneous attacks early on Monday, when soldiers were battling the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebel group along the main road leading from North Kivu province’s Beni territory to the Uganda border.

A Congolese army spokesman in the region, Mak Hazukay, also confirmed the report and later said the bases housed Tanzanian peacekeepers who formed part of an Intervention Brigade with a mandate to conduct offensive operations against the rebel group.

The Congolese army, joined by UN troops, is on the offensive against the rebel group which is blamed for more than two decades of violence that has forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes.

There may be more to the atrocities than just ethnic tensions. The region is full of Gold and Diamonds, copper and probably other minerals for the Western military intervention forces to prey on.

Press / AA Magnum Analyst Blog News Site 2017.


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