(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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MALI: ‘ United Nations Peace-Keeper Killed in Rocket Attack on Joint UN-French Military Base ‘

#AceNewsServices – October 08 – At least one United Nations peace-keeper was killed in a rocket attack on a joint UN-French military base in the northern Malian town of Kidal on Tuesday, a spokesman for the UN mission said.

Olivier Salgado, a spokesman for the UN force, known as MINUSMA, said between six and eight rockets had been fired at the camp.

“One MINUSMA soldier was killed in the attack,” Salgado said, without giving details on the nationality of the peacekeeper. There were no initial reports of casualties among the French forces from the rocket fire.

It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the attack, but Islamist militants operating in Mali’s vast desert north have stepped up attacks on foreign forces in recent weeks. Nine UN peacekeepers were killed in an ambush last Friday.

UN peacekeepers were deployed across northern Mali in an effort to secure the country after separatists and Islamist forces took advantage of a power vacuum created by a coup in the capital in 2012 to seize the north.

The Islamists were scattered by French forces early last year and elections have since been held. But there has been a marked increase in attacks in recent months as France moved its focus away from Mali towards a regional security mission.

Source: (FRANCE 24 with REUTERS)

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