Tanzania demands a UN inquiry into the DRC killing of its peacekeeping soldiers

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Tanzania’s government is urging the United Nations to conduct an independent investigation into the circumstances that led to the killing of 15 of its peacekeepers last week in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

At an emotional ceremony held to commemorate the dead, the prime minister, Kassim Majaliwa said Tanzanians want to know what exactly happened and ‘ legal actions taken against those involved’.

‘‘The government of Tanzania is calling on the UN to conduct a thorough and transparent investigation for the spilled blood of Tanzanian soldiers, in order to know and justice be attained. It is our hope that will be done within the shortest time.’‘

The event was attended by the U.N.’s top peacekeeping official, Jean-Pierre Lacroix.

The attack, which the United Nations is blaming on Ugandan rebel outfit, Allied Democratic Forces ADF, was the deadliest against UN peacekeepers in nearly 25 years.

 

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