UN “deplores” ambush against its peacekeepers in Côte d’Ivoire

An ambush on United Nations peacekeepers by armed forces loyal to Laurent Gbagbo in Abidjan has been criticized by the UN mission in the country (UNOCI).

United Nations Operation in Côte d\'Ivoire (UNOCI). UNOCI/UN Spanish Radio

Peacekeepers in Côte d'Ivoire

UNOCI says that this ambush occurred one day after the forces loyal to Mr. Gbagbo blocked and looted its convoy on its way to re-supply the Golf Hotel.

The hotel is serving as the headquarters of Alassane Ouattara who is recognized as the winner of the November run-off presidential election in Cote d’Ivoire.

Martin Nesirky, the spokesman for the UN Secretary-General, has more.

“The UN Mission in Côte d’Ivoire, UNOCI, deplores the ambush against its peacekeepers by the armed forces of Laurent Gbagbo in the Abobo neighborhood of Abidjan, last night. A mixed team of police and military personnel was coming back from patrol when shots were fired at it. In response, the team fired back. Three members of UNOCI’s force were slightly injured during the incident.”

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