UN Peacekeeping Forces: Violent demonstrations have been taking place against the UN peacekeeping force in the African country of Congo since Monday. In this demonstration on Tuesday, two Indian soldiers posted on behalf of the UN peacekeeping force have died. There is a constant conflict between the protesters and UN peacekeepers.
During the fierce demonstration, the rebel soldiers entered the UN peacekeeping camp and started firing. In this firing, two Indian soldiers and one Moroccan soldier were martyred. All the soldiers were part of the UN Peacekeeping Force.
When did the violent demonstrations start?
These days the rebel groups of Congo have been demonstrating since Monday to oppose the peacekeeping force. UN military enforcement is reaching the attack camp as the exchange of fire between the rebels and UN peacekeeping forces continues. The peacekeeping force in Congo is known as MONUSCO, which is the full form of French.
According to the information received, on July 26, 2022, two BSF personnel posted in Butembo, Congo, died due to firing. Locals had called for a violent demonstration against the UN Peacekeeping Force in the Congo.
Crowd could not reach due to more protesters
Protesters surrounded the Morocco Rapid Deployment Camp from all sides. BSF platoon was stationed in this camp. Though Congolese Police (PNC) and Army (FRDC) troops reached the spot but could not control the estimated crowd of more than 500 people.
To control the situation, MoRDB personnel opened fire in the air and BSF personnel also fired tear gas shells to disperse the crowd but the protesters broke the wall at three different places. and in this sequence the BSF soldiers were injured and died.
External Affairs Minister Jaishankar also expressed grief
External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar said that he is deeply saddened at the loss of two brave Indian peacekeepers. He said the perpetrators of the “outrageous attacks” should be held accountable and brought to justice. The minister expressed condolences to the bereaved families.