Operation Rum Punch
Operation Rum Punch or Operation Rampunch was a military action undertaken by United Nations peacekeeping forces on 28 August 1961 against the military of the State of Katanga, a secessionist state from the Republic of the Congo in central Africa. UN troops arrested 79 foreign mercenaries and officers employed by Katanga with little conflict.
|Operation Rum Punch|
|Part of the Congo Crisis|
|Objective||Arrest of European mercenaries employed by the State of Katanga|
|Date||28 August 1961|
04:00 – 15:00
|Casualties||1 ONUC soldier wounded|