DR Congo: Ban condemns attack that kills one civilian and wounds 32 UN peacekeepers

MONUSCO troops near Kibumba in North Kivu along the Goma - Rutshuru road, Democratic Republic of the Congo, DRC. Photo: MONUSCO/Sylvain Liechti

8 November 2016 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned today’s attack against peacekeepers of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), which resulted in the death of one Congolese girl and injuries to 32 ‘blue helmets.’

According to a statement issued Mr. Ban’s spokesperson, an improvised explosive device explosion in Kyeshero, in Goma, North Kivu, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, resulted in the death of one Congolese girl and the injury of two Congolese civilians as well as 32 peacekeepers, including five who were seriously wounded.

“The Secretary-General extends his sincere condolences to the family of the civilian killed and the Congolese people and wishes a speedy and full recovery to the injured peacekeepers and civilians,” said the statement, adding that Mr. Ban also called for swift action to bring the perpetrators of this attack to justice.


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