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Congolese army says two arrested over Indian UN slayings

by Staff Writers
Kinshasa (AFP) Aug 19, 2010
Congolese soldiers have arrested two suspects in the killing of three Indian UN peacekeepers in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a military spokesman announced Thursday.

Major Vianney Kazarama told AFP the two men had been arrested earlier Thursday, a day after the attack by dozens of militia members on the Indian contingent's base.

He said one of the men, named as Tembea Mumbere, had confessed to the killings. "He admitted to everything. He said that they had been sent to track down and kill people with MONUSCO," the acronym for the UN stabilisation mission in the country.

He said a second suspect, named as Justin Kambare, was "currently being interrogated".

He said the suspects belonged to the tribal Mai-Mai Pareco militia.

"The motive being put forward is that MONUSCO was blocking their integration into the FARDC forces," the army spokesman said.

A disarmament and integration deal for militia groups is part of a wider peace deal in the mineral-rich but restive eastern DR Congo.

Around 60 suspected rebels hacked to death three Indian UN peacekeepers during an attack on their camp early Wednesday in the town of Kirumba.

A further seven Indian troops were wounded in the attack.

UN chief Ban Ki-moon condemned the killings and urged Kinshasa to launch an immediate inquiry to "ensure that the perpetrators are swiftly identified and brought to justice."

The attack was "condemned in the strongest terms" in a statement by the 15-member UN Security Council.

The UN-sponsored Radio Okapi said that after a ceremony at the camp on Thursday the bodies of the three soldiers, named as Sergeant Omkar Singh, Corporal Parvinder Singh and Private Suraj Bhagwan, were being flown back to India.

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