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News ID: 44405
Publish Date: 19:35 - 02 December 2019
TEHRAN, Dec 2_A young man has been killed and five other people have been wounded in a new protest against UN forces in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), an AFP reporter reports.

Protester killed in new anti-UN demo in DR CongoTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club(YJC)_Demonstrations have erupted in the city of Beni, where local people accuse the UN force MONUSCO of failing to protect them against a notorious militia, the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF).

The reporter said police repeatedly fired warning shots in a bid to disperse a new protest.

He then saw a corpse being taken to Beni hospital by fellow protesters. The head of the hospital morgue confirmed that the body had been fatally wounded by gunfire.

Eastern DRC has been troubled for years by militias that control swathes of territory and exploit its mineral wealth.

The Congolese army launched operations against the ADF at the end of October. In response, the ADF has carried out massacre in an apparent bid to discourage civilians from helping the military.

Another 27 people were hacked to death on Wednesday, bringing the number of people killed in militia violence in and around Beni to 107 since November 5.

The mounting toll has sparked anger, which is being channeled especially against MONUSCO, one of the biggest UN peacekeeping operations in the world.

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