UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) -- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday strongly condemned a series of attacks attributed to the Allied Democratic Forces rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which killed two peacekeepers and injured 18 others.
The secretary-general offered his condolences to the friends and families of the deceased Tanzanian soldiers, as well as to the Tanzanian government. He wished a speedy recovery to those injured, said Stephane Dujarric, Guterres' spokesman, in a statement.
The secretary-general urged the DRC authorities to swiftly investigate these incidents in the North Kivu province and bring the perpetrators to justice.
He once again called on all armed groups in the country to lay down their weapons and noted that attacks targeting peacekeepers may constitute war crimes under international law, said the statement.