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What one of the deadliest ever attacks on UN peacekeepers means for Congo

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UN chief calls it a “war crime” after at least 14 “blue helmets” killed

Samuel Oakford
Freelance journaist based in New York, and regular IRIN contributor

At least 14 UN peacekeepers were killed and more than 50 wounded when armed men attacked their base in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN mission, known as MONUSCO, said on Friday.

The attack on the troops in Semuliki, in North Kivu’s Beni region, began at dusk on Thursday and lasted several hours.

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