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UN forces thwart an attempted attack on base in eastern Congo

Kinshasa: UN forces have managed to thwart an attempted attack on one of their bases in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN’s MONUSCO peace-keeping mission said on Sunday.
UN blue helmets repelled an attempted attack led by five or six men on their facility in Biakato, Ituri province, overnight, the UN’s Stabilization Mission in DR Congo said, adding that “no one was injured.” Three Ebola workers were killed on November 28 when an armed group attacked a complex, also in Biakato.
Both the World Health Organization and Doctors Without Borders have recalled their non-Congolese workers from the region following another attack this week. Eastern DRC has been troubled for years by militia that control swathes of territory and exploit its mineral wealth. (AFP)

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