In association with
Logo Logo Logo

6 Nepali peacekeepers injured in Congo


KINSHASA: At least six Nepali peacekeepers (UN peacekeeping troops) were injured in grenade attack in Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday.

The UN mission for the stabilisation of the country (MONUSCO) said in a statement the attack occurred in the area of Beni in North Kivu province. It did not say how seriously the troops were hurt.

“This unacceptable attack… does not in any way reduce our support for FARDC (DRC Armed Forces) in the fight against armed groups,” MONUSCO chief Martin Kobler said in the statement.

“Our brief is to neutralise all the illegal armed groups in the east of the DRC, and we are determined to carry it out,” he added.

Beni is more than 300 kilometres north of Goma, the capital of North Kivu, a restive resource-rich province that borders Rwanda and Uganda.

On January 16 the FARDC regular army launched an offensive against the Ugandan Muslim rebel group ADF-Nalu and announced in mid-February that it had inflicted severe losses on the rebels.

The UN provides them with logistical and tactical support to the FARDC, but on Saturday, for the first time since the start of the operation, two MONSUCO attack helicopters fired on a large ADF-Nalu base.

ADF-Nalu stands for Allied Democratic Forces-National Army for the Liberation of Uganda. It is one of the oldest but lesser known rebellions based in North-Kivu and is considered the only Islamist organisation in the region.

For Indian tourists travelling by land:- 72 hours (-ve) C-19 report, CCMC form and Antigen Test at entry point

For Indian tourists travelling by land:- 72 hours (-ve) C-19 report, CCMC form and Antigen Test at entry point

Comment here !
Related News

By Narayan Dhungana, KATHMANDU:- Total 26 districts have been badly affected by the post-monsoon disasters triggered by the torrential rains

N24 Correspondent, KATHMANDU:- Other judges will be absent from the full court convened by Chief Justice Cholendra Shamsher Jabra in

KATHMANDU:- A meeting between Finance Minister Janardan Sharma and British Ambassador to Nepal Nicola Pollitt has taken place at the

In a global economy increasingly fueled by credit, the market for private debt has emerged as a new frontier for