Kenyan soldier killed in DR Congo rebel mortar attack

Kenyan soldier killed in DR Congo rebel mortar attack
Kenyan soldier killed in DR Congo rebel mortar attack

A Kenyan soldier hooked up to the East African pressure in jap Democratic Republic of Congo has been killed following an ambush by rebels.

DR Congo spokesman Patrick Muyaya informed the BBC the soldier had died on Tuesday throughout clashes between the regional forces and M23 rebels in Kibumba space.

There was no fast remark from the Kenyan authorities.

It’s the first loss of life reported among the many Kenyan troops since they joined the pressure final 12 months.

A press release from the DR Congo military condemned the killing, blaming it on the M23.

It mentioned the rebels fired a mortar concentrating on positions of the East African Neighborhood Regional Pressure (EACRF).

The DR Congo military mentioned the attack was aimed toward “making a misunderstanding” between it and the EACRF.

The M23 rebels didn’t instantly react to the accusation.

Combating has resumed lately between the M23 rebels and a pro-government self-defence militia often called Wazalendo in components of North Kivu province.

The regional pressure has confronted heavy criticism from DR Congo for failing to cease the violence.

DR Congo has mentioned it is not going to be renewing the EACRF mandate, as a consequence of finish in December.

Kenya has contributed greater than 1,000 troopers to the mission, which additionally contains troops from Uganda, South Sudan and Burundi.

Extra reporting from Ian Wafula in Nairobi and Emery Makumeno in Kinshasa

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