EU Strongly Condemns Deadly Deadly Attack Against MONUSCO in DR Congo

“The European Union strongly condemns this murderous attack against peacekeepers as well as all the violence in North Kivu province since July 25, which has caused the death and injury of several civilians,” said a statement by the spokesperson for the head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrel.

Expressing the EU’s deepest condolences to the families of all the victims and to MONUSCO, as well as to the governments of the countries concerned, the spokesperson reaffirmed the EU’s support for MONUSCO and the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in their commitment to investigate these incidents and prosecute those responsible.

The soldier of the Royal Armed Forces (FAR) contingent died after an accidental shooting by an element of the UN police, part of the teams sent to reinforce the Moroccan military, following the aggressive demonstrations of the local population against the presence of MONUSCO, which took place since the 25th of this month, according to a statement of the General Staff of the FAR.

Source: Agency Morocaine De Presse