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WAR IN THE EAST: Eight Peacekeeping Soldiers Left Injured in New Saké Fighting With M23, MONUSCO Confirm

Eight peacekeeping soldiers have fallen victim of suspected M23 Rebel Group’s fierce attacks, with one left badly injured, in latest violent clashes in the town of Saké, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO) announced.

Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General in the DRC and Head of MONUSCO, Bintou Keita, strongly condemned this incident with the exact circumstances of the attacks yet to be established.

The injured peacekeepers, deployed as part of Operation Springbok in North Kivu, were rushed to nearest hospital to receive the necessary medical care.

Meanwhile, the Head of MONUSCO has appealed to all active armed groups in the region, particularly the M23 fighters, to immediately cease the hostilities in the east by laying down their arms and comply with the agreements established in the Luanda Road Map.

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