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Peacekeepers? Africa ATTACKED!: UN Troops In DR Congo Shell M23 Rebels Near Goma

Peacekeepers? Africa ATTACKED!: UN Troops In DR Congo Shell M23 Rebels Near Goma

23 August 2013 Last updated at 11:09 ET

UN troops in the Democratic Republic of Congo have launched an offensive, shelling positions held by rebels near the eastern city of Goma.

The UN was responding to shelling from M23 rebels on Goma on Thursday, a UN spokesman said. Congolese officials say five civilians in the city died.

A M23 spokesman told the BBC it had not attacked the city, blaming the army for provoking the fighting.

A new UN intervention brigade is deploying to the area to tackle rebels.

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