Killing of two peacekeepers in CAR condemned by UN

4 January 2017

The killing of two peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR) on Tuesday has been condemned by the UN mission there.

The blue helmets, who were part of a battalion from Morocco, were escorting fuel trucks, when they were ambushed by unknown assailants.

Two other peacekeepers were injured, one seriously, according to Vladimir Monteiro, spokesperson for the UN Stabilization Mission, MINUSCA.

More than 300 attacks took place in CAR on humanitarian workers last year, and three years of unrest and instability have left more than half the country in need of aid.

Eleuterio Guevane asked Mr Monteiro in the capital Bangui, what MINUSCA knew about Tuesday’s attack.

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