6 killed, including 2 soldiers, in DR Congo
Goma: Six people, including two soldiers, have died in clashes between the army and militiamen in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the Congolese army said on Monday.
An army position was attacked by two so-called Mai-Mai armed groups near the town of Beni in North Kivu province yesterday, it said.
Since the beginning of 2017, Mai-Mai militias have regularly attacked Congolese army positions in the region and in neighbouring South Kivu.
"At the moment, the situation is under the army's control," a regional spokesperson for the military, Lieutenant Jules Tshikudi, told AFP.
"We routed the Mai-Mai who attacked our position in Bulambo Isale. The death toll is four Mai Mai dead and four wounded. Two members of the national armed forces died in combat." The assault was probably carried out by two "Mai-Mai" groups, the Mazembe and Malaika, who say they are defending the Nande community, according to sources.