Agence France-PresseOctober 11, 2013 20:01
Rebels fired on a UN helicopter Friday in a new incident highlighting tinderbox tensions in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, UN and rebel sources said.
The unarmed helicopter "came under direct fire from positions held by the March 23 (M23) rebel movement," the United Nations mission in DR Congo, MONUSCO, said in a statement.
The attack happened in the Rumangabo region of North Kivu province, where M23 has been battling government forces and UN peacekeepers for 18 months. No casualties were reported.