Two UN peacekeepers killed, two injured in ambush in Central African Republic


Two UN peacekeepers killed, two injured in ambush in Central African Republic
  1. Two UN peacekeepers killed, two injured in ambush in Central African Republic
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    NEW YORK – PRN Africa — The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) today condemned…
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NEW YORK – PRN Africa — The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) today condemned a deadly ambush on a convoy in the south-eastern part of the country which killed two blue helmets from Morocco and wounded two others. “No claim can justify that individuals direct their grievances against peacekeepers whose presence [here] has no other objective than to help the country to end this cycle of violence,” warned the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in the country, Parfait Onanga-Anyanga.

In a statement, Mr. Onanga-Anyanga, who is also the head of UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in CAR, known by its French acronym MINUSCA, added that “every effort” will be made to track down those responsible and bring them to justice. An attack on a peacekeeper may constitute a war crime.
According to MINUSCA, the attack took place about 60 km (37 miles) west of Obo. The convoy was heading to the city with fuel picked up at Zemio when unknown insurgents surprised them, killed two peacekeepers, and then escaped into the bush.

Speaking to UN News from Bangui, MINUSCA’s spokesperson, Vladimir Monteiro, said the two injured peacekeepers …

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