1 South African killed in rebel attack on UN force in Congo

The South African military says rebels in eastern Congo have attacked a South African unit that is part of a United Nations peacekeeping mission, killing one soldier and injuring two others.

The military says four rebels were killed and two were captured in the fighting Monday morning near Butembu in Congo's Beni region.

South Africa's statement says its soldiers repelled the rebel attack.

The U.N. peacekeeping mission in eastern Congo includes a force intervention brigade with a mandate to take offensive military action against rebel groups.