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2 UN peacekeepers killed in DR Congo attack

“At least two United Nations workers and several civilians have been killed in an unprecedented militant attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s restive northwest.

According to UN officials on Sunday, clashes erupted after some 30 heavily armed fighters attacked the governor’s residence in Congo’s northern Equateur province capital of Mbandaka.

The gunmen then took over the airport in a surprise assault on Congolese and UN forces, killing a Ghanian peacekeeper and another UN employee.

UN and government forces have now launched an operation to re-take the airport.

It is not yet clear which armed group was behind the attack.

(Source: 2 UN peacekeepers killed in DR Congo attack.)

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