South African soldier killed, 13 wounded preventing DR Congo rebels

Johannesburg. One South African soldier was killed and 13 extra wounded in a battle with M23 rebels within the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the military stated Friday.

South African troops have been deployed within the DRC as a part of a Southern African Improvement Neighborhood (SADC) drive serving to the federal government put down a rise up.

There have been a number of clashes between the drive and the M23, the newest on Thursday at Sake, a city 25 kilometres (14 miles) west of Goma in restive North Kivu.

In line with an announcement from South African Defence Headquarters, a “battle ensued between M23 and our forces” wherein “13 members have been injured and one was fatally wounded”.

“All of the injured members have been evacuated to Goma Hospital and are recuperating. In the meantime two armoured personnel carriers have been broken through the engagement,” it stated.

The March 23 Motion resumed its armed marketing campaign in jap DRC on the finish of 2021, seizing swathes of territory in war-torn however mineral-rich North Kivu province.

The Congolese military has tried to repel the insurgent group, which has virtually fully encircled Goma, the provincial capital, the place a whole lot of 1000’s of displaced individuals have sought shelter.

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