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UN troops seek to secure east DR Congo zone after bloodshed

UN peacekeeping troops moved to secure the eastern Bukavu region in the Democratic Republic of Congo after three days of clashes and the killing of a UN military observer, UN officials said. The observer from MONUC, the UN mission to the war-ravaged country, was shot dead overnight by gunmen who attacked him and two colleagues at Kalehe, some 40 kilometres (25 miles) north of Bukavu, near the Rwandan border. Another observer was slightly wounded in the attack, the MONUC spokesman in Bukavu, Sebastien Lapierre, said, while the third, who had disappeared, was found to have been “just hiding and is safe and sound”. “MONUC strongly condemns this cowardly and abominable act,” the mission said in a statement, vowing to find and detain those responsible. Full Story

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