File - In this Friday Nov. 30, 2012 file photo, Two UN soldiers stand guard in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay File)
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Rebels attacked a United Nations peacekeeping base in eastern Congo, killing at least 14 peacekeepers and wounding 53 others in the deadliest single assault on a U.N. mission in recent history, officials said Friday. At least five Congolese soldiers also were killed in the attack Thursday evening that was blamed on one of the region's deadliest rebel groups. It was not clear when military reinforcements arrived after the attack, the U.N. said.Nearly 300 peacekeepers have been killed since the U.N. mission arrived in Congo in 1999, according to peacekeeping data.The ADF intensified attacks several years ago, and human rights groups say at least 1,000 people have been killed in the last three years.
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