UN helicopter attacked in Congo; 4 wounded

AP News
Posted: Nov 27, 2009 5:32 AM

The United Nations says at least four of its peacekeepers have been wounded in northern Congo after a U.N. helicopter was attacked by armed men.

Madnodje Mounoubai, a spokesman for the U.N. mission in Congo, said the wounded were flown for treatment to neighboring Republic of Congo after Thursday's attack.

Mounoubai said a small U.N. unit was deployed to Dungu after fighting started earlier this month between the Enyele and Munzale tribesmen reportedly over farming and fishing rights.

More than 100 people have died and more than 50,000 have fled to Brazzaville in the neighboring small country Republic of Congo, Mounoubai said.