UN says 1 Tanzanian peacekeeper killed in Congo, 1 injured

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Posted: Sep 18, 2017 5:04 PM

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The United Nations mission in Congo says a peacekeeper has been killed amid fighting in Beni territory in the country's North Kivu province.

The mission said Monday that the Tanzanian peacekeeper was shot during an attack Sunday by suspected Allied Democratic Forces rebels on an armed forces position. It said the army position was about 500 meters (547 yards) from a U.N. base.

The U.N. mission said another Tanzanian peacekeeper was injured in the fighting and has been evacuated to a U.N. hospital in Goma.

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned the killing, and urged Congo's government to investigate the incident and bring perpetrators to justice. In a statement he called on all armed groups in Congo to cease violence.