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6 soldiers killed in DR Congo ambush

(MENAFN- The Peninsula)

GOMA: Six Congolese soldiers were killed on Monday in the Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province a region where Rwandan Hutu rebels have been blamed for many massacres military sources said.

The attack took place in Rugari some 50 kilometres (30 miles) north of Goma the capital of North Kivu.

"A Republican Guard jeep was ambushed in Rugari" said Justin Mukanya administrator of Rutshuru territory which lies on the border of Rwanda and Uganda.

"Six soldiers were killed by a rocket in the ambush" he said indicating that the attackers had not yet been identified but that an inquiry was under way.

The DRC government of President Joseph Kabila has been under international pressure to tackle the FDLR which is among the most intractable of many armed groups operating in the North and South Kivu provinces displacing scores of thousands of villagers.


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