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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

Rep. Bass Statement On Attacks On UN Peacekeepers In The Democratic Republic of Congo

December 8, 2017
Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) issued the following statement after at least 14 UN peacekeepers and five Congolese air force members were killed and at least 53 peacekeepers were injured.

“This has been the worst attack in recent history on a group of peacekeepers anywhere in the world. UN peacekeepers and government troops risk their lives to protect civilians and facilitate access to humanitarian organizations, those responsible must be held accountable and brought to justice.  This attack underscores the importance of addressing the deepening security and political crisis in the DRC.”