UN peacekeepers attacked in Congo are from Tanzania

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December 8, 2017 17:33
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UNITED NATIONS - The UN peacekeepers targeted in an attack that killed 14 and injured over 40 in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo were soldiers from Tanzania, a UN official and a member of a Congolese activist group said on Friday.

The attack occurred in Congo's North Kivu province, which has remained a hotbed of armed militias, who continue to battle for control over the mineral-rich countryside despite the end of a major war over a decade and a half ago.

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