UN charges that Congo's M23 rebels fired on Goma

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — A United Nations spokesman says that Congo's M23 rebels have fired several rockets on the eastern city of Goma, killing two people.

The military spokesman of the United Nations mission in Congo, Lt. Col. Felix Basse, said Wednesday that in the past week the M23 rebels fired five rockets that hit the Mugunga camp for displaced people, killing one. Basse said two other rockets were fired by the rebels on the Ndosho neighborhood of Goma, killing one civilian, and wounding four others.

Basse also said that civilians in the territory controlled by the M23 are threatened by looting, kidnapping and other violations of human rights.

The U.N. is preparing to deploy a new brigade of soldiers to eastern Congo that will be authorized to attack rebel groups like the M23.