In a video of the incident on social media, two males in uniform may be seen approaching a UN convoy on the Kasindi border crossing in northeastern Congo. The UN power then opens fireplace earlier than opening the border crossing and driving on.
“During the incident, soldiers from the peacekeeping force MONUSCO who returned from a leave of absence for unclear reasons opened fire at the border post and forced their way through,” mentioned a press release from the United Nations.
Congo has been rocked by unrest just lately following violent protests in opposition to Monusco’s presence within the nation. UN peacekeeping forces have been criticized for what’s seen as a failure to cease the preventing within the nation’s conflict-torn east.