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Navy: Gunmen kill Pakistani UN peacekeeper in east Congo


ISLAMABAD — A Pakistani soldier serving as a U.N. peacekeeper within the Democratic Republic of Congo was killed in a militant assault within the nation’s risky east, the army stated.

A bunch of six militants reached the United Nations’ everlasting operation base within the district of Minembwe, ostensibly to give up their weapons as a part of a U.N. initiative. However the group’s chief began firing indiscriminately, Pakistan’s army stated in an announcement late Saturday.

A Pakistani soldier serving as a guard on the weapons give up level was shot within the head, the assertion stated. Pakistani peacekeepers responded to the hearth instantly, it stated, with out providing particulars.

The badly wounded soldier, recognized solely as 35-year-old Babar, was rushed to the closest Pakistani military medical unit however he later died.

The U.N. recognized the gunmen in Friday’s assault as suspected Twirwaneho combatants. The Pakistani army stated they have been linked to the Banyamulenge, a Tutsi neighborhood within the japanese province of South Kivu.

Pakistan is a part of a U.N. peacekeeping power of greater than 16,000 troops and police known as the United Nations Group Stabilization Mission in The Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO). It started in July 2010 and is geared toward defending civilians, deterring armed teams and serving to construct state establishments and providers.

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