U.N. peacekeeping mission says staff, vehicles attacked in Congolese capital

U.N. peacekeeping mission says staff, vehicles attacked in Congolese capital
# 10 February 2024 23:14 (UTC +04:00)

The head of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Democratic Republic of Congo said its staff and vehicles were attacked in the capital Kinshasa on Saturday as a worsening eastern security crisis fuels a backlash against the mission, APA reports citing Reuters.

Crowds on motorbikes gathered in the riverside Gombe district, where the U.N. mission known as MONUSCO and many embassies are located. They burned tyres and attacked people, a Reuters reporter said.

A number of the mission's vehicles were torched, said MONUSCO head Bintou Keita in an online post.

"I strongly condemn the series of attacks," she said

The Ivorian embassy also said one of its vehicles had been vandalised in Kinshasa, and described indiscriminate attacks on vehicles belonging to embassies and international organisations.

Kinshasa police and the government did not respond to a request for comment.

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