November 16, 2018 / 8:16 PM / 24 days ago

Mortar bombs fired at UN peacekeeping base in eastern Congo - sources

DAKAR, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Mortar bombs were fired at a U.N peacekeeping base and gunfire could be heard on Friday in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s eastern city of Beni, an area which has seen a surge in fighting with rebel groups this week, two sources said.

Congolese army spokesman Mak Hazukay said the army was monitoring the situation around the base and had imposed a curfew. (Reporting by Giulia Paravicini and Fiston Mahamba; Writing by Alessandra Prentice; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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