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sandf thumb medium90 89IOL News reports that the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) has confirmed that another soldier has been killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) after a hand grenade exploded close to the sleeping quarters on the base in Beni.

The SA soldier was stationed with the UN Organisation Stabilisation Mission in the DRC (Monusco) in North Kivu. The SANDF said the incident happened on Monday and it was still unclear what had caused the hand grenade to explode, however an investigation was underway. “A SANDF Board of Inquiry including the United Nations officials will be convened to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident,” the statement advised. The SANDF said the name of the deceased would be announced when all processes to bring his mortal remains back home have been concluded and his family has been informed of his passing.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Sinenhlanhla Masilela at IOL News
  • Read too, SANDF soldier killed in DRC hand grenade explosion, cause unclear, at News24
  • And also, Another SANDF soldier killed in DRC, at EWN

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