Four rebel militia camps in eastern DR of Congo demolished by UN

Two of the camps were identified as belonging to the militia known as the Thomas Lubanga faction of the Union of Congolese Patriots (UPC-L) and the other two belonged to an unidentified group. All four were located near Ituri’s capital, Bunia.Besides the women’s clothes, peacekeepers from the UN Organization Mission in the DRC (MONUC) seized machetes, drugs and uniforms in the raids yesterday.Meanwhile, responding to his fire, UN peacekeepers shot to death a UPC-L major as they tried to arrest him near the central market of Fataki, 60 kilometres north of Bunia, on charges of human rights violations. Two of his associates were arrested and turned over the DRC police, MONUC said.Mixed patrols of MONUC troops and soldiers from the DRC’s national army started operations yesterday in Bunia and removed two UPC-L roadblocks on the Bunia-Fataki road, it added. read more