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Congo: blue helmets suspended for shooting with two victims

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(ANSA) – ROME, AUGUST 01 – The UN peacekeepers arrested in the Democratic Republic of Congo for the killing of two civilians will no longer be needed in the country: said Patrick Muyaya, government spokesman quoted by the BBC. Fifteen other people were injured when peacekeepers from the UN mission in the African nation, Monusco, forced their way after an argument with local personnel in Kasindi, a border town with Uganda.

The government of Kinshasa and Monusco are investigating the incident, Muyaya said. “The government calls on the Congolese people in general to remain calm, and in particular in Kasindi and in the entire province of North Kivu,” he said in a statement.

The UN secretary general, Antonio Guterres, said he was “indignant” by what happened at the border crossing, asking to determine his “responsibilities”. (HANDLE).

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Source: Ansa

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