“Unidentified assailants ambushed United Nations peacekeepers from Guatemala in the restive eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Monday, sparking an hours-long gun battle that left eight UN troops dead, officials said.

Fourteen UN peacekeepers were wounded in the attack in Garamba National Park, near Congo’s borders with Sudan and Uganda in the region of Ituri, UN spokesperson Kemal Saiki said. He had no information the attackers’ identities, but said rebels from Uganda’s Lord’s Resistance Army are known to operate in the region.” [More]

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