Bomb attack kills child, wounds 32 Indian peacekeepers in east Congo: U.N.
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KINSHASA (Reuters) - A bomb attack on U.N. peacekeepers in the east of Democratic Republic of Congo killed a child and wounded 32 Indian troops on Tuesday, the U.N. mission there, MONUSCO, said.
Provincial governor Julien Paluku told Reuters that an eight-year-old girl and one peacekeeper had been killed in the blast. An imam who witnessed the explosion told Reuters three peacekeepers had been killed, but the mission did not immediately confirm any deaths.
The blast hit the peacekeepers while they were out on a morning run in the city of Goma.
"MONUSCO explosives expert on the scene confirmed an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attack against peacekeepers," the U.N. said, adding that five peacekeepers were in serious condition in hospital.
Attacks with explosive devices are extremely rare in Congo and it was not immediately clear who might have been responsible. Paluku said Congolese and United Nations investigators were trying to determine the exact nature of the device.
About 18,000 uniformed U.N. personnel operate in Congo, where millions of people died in regional conflicts between 1996-2003 and dozens of armed groups continue to operate.
(Reporting By Aaron Ross and Kenny Katombe; Editing by Mark Trevelyan)
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