UN confirms DR Congo attack

by Maud Jullien
BBC Africa, Kinshasa

A UN general has said that heavily armed insurgents attacked UN and army bases in north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo last night,

A local non-governmental organisation says at least 38 people were killed, including 15 civilians and one UN peacekeeper.

General Jean Baillaud told the BBC that the ADF-NALU, a Ugandan Islamist group, was suspected to have been behind the attack – the most serious in the area in months.