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UN says 8 peacekeepers killed in fight against Congo rebels


November 16, 2018

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Eight U.N. peacekeepers and at least 12 Congolese soldiers were killed in a joint military operation against rebels in Congo's northeast, which is facing a deadly Ebola outbreak, the U.N. Security Council said late Thursday.

U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said 10 peacekeepers also were injured and one was missing after Wednesday's operation that targeted Allied Democratic Forces rebels.

The Security Council's statement said seven of the peacekeepers who were killed were from Malawi and one was from Tanzania.

A U.N. official said U.N. and Congolese forces were attac...

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