Brutal Islamics have killed at least 15 peacekeepers and five soldiers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in one of the worst attacks on United Nations personnel in recent memory.
More than 50 peacekeepers were left wounded after fighters from a local Islamist extremist group overran a remote base in the east of the vast central African country after hours of confused fighting late on Thursday.
Many casualties are in a critical condition and the death toll is expected to rise.
António Guterres, the UN secretary general, described the attack as the worst in the UN’s recent history and “a war crime”.
“Today is a very tragic day for the UN family … I condemn this attack unequivocally,” Guterres said.
This is a real tragedy since the United Nations goes out of it’s way to defend the Islamics at every turn. So much for reciprocity.