BFF-59 7 killed in clashes between DRCongo, Ugandan navies: DRCongo governor

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7 killed in clashes between DRCongo, Ugandan navies: DRCongo governor

GOMA, DR Congo, July 5, 2018 (BSS/AFP) – Four Ugandan soldiers and three civilians were killed Thursday in clashes on Lake Edward that lies between the two countries, a senior official in the Democratic Republic of Congo said.

A DR Congo naval patrol was “attacked this morning by a Ugandan patrol boat in Congolese waters,” Donat Kibwana, the administrator of the Beni region in the eastern province of Nord-Kivu said.

“The Ugandan boat sank and four troops and three Ugandan civilians are dead,” he said. “On the Congolese side, a soldier and a civilian have been injured.”

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