(DRC) UN Peacekeeper Report: A female UN peacekeeper, along with at least five villagers were killed in an attack by a jihadist militia in the North Kivu province of eastern Congo #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – May.17: Despite the escalation of murderous activities by the invading jihadists, “the U.N. has consistently downplayed the strength and nature of Islamic State’s influence in Congo.”

DRC: Congo: Muslims raid village, killing female UN peacekeeper and five villagers: It happened during an attack on the village


“Islamist militia kills female peacekeeper in east Congo – U.N.,” Reuters, May 10, 2021:

A female peacekeeper and five villagers were killed in an attack by an Islamist militia in eastern Congo’s North Kivu province on Monday morning, the U.N. and a civil rights group said.

“A peacekeeper was killed in an attack by alleged ADF in the Beni region,” said MONUSCO, the U.N. peacekeeping mission, which has deployed around 12,000 troops to contain violence by more than 120 armed groups in the east of the country.

A local civil rights group said separately that fighters with the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), an Islamist armed group with Ugandan origins, raided the village of Kilia killing five people.

The village, which is around 18km southeast of Beni, also hosts a temporary U.N. base.

In March the United States labelled the ADF a foreign terrorist organization because of alleged links to Islamic State group, although the U.N. has consistently downplayed the strength and nature of Islamic State’s influence in Congo….

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: May.17: 2021:

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