14 TANZANIAN SOLDIERS KILLED ON PEACEKEEPING DUTY IN THE DRC BURIED

DAR-ES-SALAAM, The remains of 14 slain Tanzania People's Defence Forces (TPDF) soldiers who were killed in an encounter with ADF rebels while on peacekeeping duties in Kivu in the the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) last week were buried with full military honours in Dar es Salaam Thursday.

Hundreds of grief-stricken mourners, led by Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa and former President Jakaya Kikwete bade farewell as the slain soldiers were honoured at a parade at Ngome Headquarters in Upanga in Dar-es-Salaam.

The Chief of Defence Forces (CDF), General Venance Mabeyo, led other military officials to pay their last respects to the soldiers. Family members and other Tanzanians also turned up to pay their last respects.

Majaliwa called on the United Nations to conduct a thorough investigation to establish the motive behind the attack of Tanzanians peacekeepers in the DRC.

He said another 44 Tanzanian soldiers were still receiving treatment in Kampala in Uganda, and in Kinshasa and Goma in the DRC while one soldier is still missing.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK