Peacekeeper in CAR killed in ambush
AN AMBUSH by unknown attackers on a convoy of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the Central African Republic (Minusca) in Bokayai, in the northwest part of the country, which killed one Bangladeshi peacekeeper, has been condemned by the UN Security Council.
In a press statement, the members of the security council expressed their deepest condolences and sympathy to the peacekeeper’s family, the government of Bangladesh and Minusca, and extended their sympathies to the Central African Republic (CAR) government.
Strongly condemning all attacks and provocations against Minusca by armed groups,the security council underlined that attacks targeting peacekeepers may constitute a war crime and reminded all parties of their obligations under international humanitarian law.
Council members also called on CAR authorities to swiftly investigate the attack.
Clashes between the mainly Muslim Séléka rebel coalition and anti-Balaka militia, which are mostly Christian, plunged the country into civil conflict in 2013.