One United Nations peacekeeper was killed and another injured in an attack by armed elements in the Central African Republic. The Secretary-General strongly condemned the attack on the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) near Bangui.
“The Secretary-General recalls that attacks against United Nations peacekeepers may constitute a war crime,” said UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric. “He calls on the Central African Republic authorities to take all the necessary measures to ensure accountability for these heinous attacks.”
The attack followed elections in the country. Three other UN peacekeepers were killed in attacks last month.