UN peacekeepers killed in a gunfight with Islamist militia in DRC

November 16, 2018 | Brainwave Science

UN peacekeepers killed in a gunfight with Islamist militia in DRC: Brainwave Science


Eight United Nations (UN) peacekeepers were killed during an operation against rebels on Thursday in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

The deceased include one Tanzanian and seven Malawian peacekeepers. This is a tremendous setback to the UN forces in the DRC. In a similar and unfortunate setback to the peacekeeping forces in 2017, 15 troops of the UN were killed.

General Bernard Commins, deputy head of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) peacekeeping force, said a joint operation had been launched in conjunction with the DRC troops against the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF). The ADF is a jihadist group blamed for the attacks. The DRC faces a lethal Ebola outbreak. United Nations Secretary-General António Gutteres, not only condemned the killing of the soldiers but also asked all armed adversaries to disarm immediately.

All necessary measures must be taken to arrest the persons behind the attacks which targeted civilians, soldiers and UN Peacekeepers.


One of the biggest threats to humanity is terrorism. It is unfortunate that terrorists do not care about even the ailing and the poor. Terrorists are nothing but global groups of thugs, and terrorism is nothing but the globalization and commercialization of fear. They use religion as a platform to recruit and to justify their malevolent actions. Terrorists often hide in plain sight, work amongst us, and seem to be regular citizens. It is impossible to find out if a person is a radical or not.

Whether inactive or active, terrorists possess dangerous knowledge which is meant to harm human life. Such persons are ticking time bombs, and actively roam amongst us. It is extremely difficult to find out if a person, who lives in our neighborhood, works in our office, meets us in a religious place, has been radicalized or not.


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developed by Brainwave Science, is a scientifically proven technique. iCognative uses a computer and a specialized headset to conduct the test. Pictures, words and phrases are presented to a person under test. These pictures and words are of objects, persons, places which are related to the terror activity. Only the planner of the activity will be aware of them.

In the case of the attack on UN peacekeepers, the terrorists did not care about human life. Moreover, even those who were suffering from Ebola were not spared.

tests, if conducted on the suspected insiders and arrested terrorists, can help to bring down terror networks. If a person has undergone terror training, then iCognative can be used to confirm the same. Investigative agencies can use the power of  to detect crime-specific information stored in the brain of the arrested suspect, and quickly solve the case. iCognative can open up a new web of leads to be investigated, giving authorities the opportunity to act in time and detect criminal acts and intentions before being carried out. Moreover, by detecting people who are in touch with the Islamist fighters, the authorities can preempt and save their lives from extremism.

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