U.N. officials: 14 peacekeepers killed, more than 40 wounded in eastern Congo attack

Reuters News
Posted: Dec 08, 2017 9:45 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fourteen United Nations peacekeepers have been killed and more than 40 wounded in attack in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, U.N. officials said on Friday, speaking on the condition of anonymity.

A UN official earlier on Friday had acknowledged that a "large number" of U.N. peacekeepers were killed or wounded in the attack in the North Kivu province late on Thursday.

(Reporting by Michelle Nichols; Writing by Susan Heavey; Editing by David Gregorio)