UN helicopter fired upon in DR Congo
Neither the official authorities of the country, nor the UN mission did not say who could be responsible for the attack.
Unknown people fired on a helicopter of the UN Mission in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DCR). One peacekeeper died. This was reported on Sunday, February 5, by Agence France-Presse, citing a representative of the mission.
It is reported that the helicopter came under fire after taking off from the city of Beni. At the same time, the pilot was also injured. But he was able to continue flying and land at the airport in the provincial capital of Goma.
The deceased peacekeeper, according to Agence France-Presse, was a citizen of South Africa.
Recall that the current mission in the DRC began work in the DR Congo on July 1, 2010, replacing the previous UN peacekeeping mission in the country. Her mandate includes supporting the efforts of the Congolese government to stabilize a region torn by insurgent violence.
Note that Uganda was ordered to pay Congo 325 million dollars as compensation for the occupation of 1998-2003 and the death of local residents. The corresponding decision was made by the International Court of Justice – the main judicial body of the UN
Recall that in November in the north of Burkina Faso, militants attacked a police post and killed 53 people. In connection with the incident, the commander of the first district and the commander of the group of the Northern sector were dismissed from their positions.
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