Death toll in UN at­tack rises

Cape Breton Post - - World -

The United Na­tions says the death toll has risen to five in the worst at­tack on UN peace­keep­ers in Cen­tral African Repub­lic with the dis­cov­ery of the body of a miss­ing Moroc­can sol­dier.

UN spokesman Stephane Du­jar­ric said four Cam­bo­dian sol­diers also died — one dur­ing Mon­day night’s am­bush by a Chris­tian rebel group and bat­tle that fol­lowed. The bod­ies of three miss­ing Cam­bo­di­ans were found later.

Nine Moroc­cans and one Cam­bo­dian were wounded. Du­jar­ric said Thurs­day that searchers found the Moroc­can sol­dier’s body not far from the at­tack site near Ban­gas­sou, about 474 kilo­me­tres east of the cap­i­tal, Ban­gui. He said the UN is in­ves­ti­gat­ing and work­ing with Cen­tral African au­thor­i­ties to try to bring the per­pe­tra­tors to jus­tice.

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