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UN troops kill Congo militiamen as chief flies in

AFRICA: U.N. troops killed several militia fighters during heavy clashes in eastern Congo after a joint operation with the government army was aborted by a mutiny among its soldiers, the world body said on Monday. U.N. peacekeeping chief Jean-Marie Guehenno flew into Democratic Republic of Congo for an unprecedented 10-day visit to the U.N.’s biggest peace force and called for unity and cooperation from the Congolese to rebuild their country. U.N. blue helmets are battling an array of local and foreign militias as well as coping with chaos in the Congolese army, which it is meant to be helping to restore order ahead of polls. Cooperation with the army unraveled during an operation against an eastern militia last week when Congolese commandos mutinied and ransacked a U.N. base, forcing the mission to be abandoned. Full Story

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