UN Peacekeeper Killed, Two Injured in Clash With Congo Militia

A peacekeeper from South Africa deployed under the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo was killed and two others injured during a gun battle with suspected fighters of the Mayi Mayi armed group in the North Kivu region on Monday, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon’s office said in an e-mailed statement.

Dozens of armed groups remain active in eastern Congo more than a decade after the end of a civil war that left at least 5 million people dead.

Several nations, including the U.S., have expressed fears of increased violence in the nation after the government and main opposition disagreed on whether President Joseph Kabila can remain in power until elections in 2018 following the end of his final term on Monday.

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