Security Council condemns deadly attack on UN convoy in CAR

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A MINUSCA patrol in Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR). Photo: MINUSCA.

The UN Security Council has condemned a deadly ambush this week on a UN convoy in the Central African Republic (CAR).

A peacekeeper from Bangladesh was killed in the incident, which took place on Thursday in Bokayai, located in the northwest of the country.

The “blue helmet” was serving with the UN mission in the country, known as MINUSCA.

Dianne Penn reports.

The Security Council has issued a statement condemning the attack in the strongest terms.

Council members called on the authorities in the CAR to swiftly investigate the incident, which was carried out by unknown assailants.

They said attacks targeting peacekeepers may constitute a war crime, stressing that those responsible will be held accountable.

Ambassadors also expressed their deepest condolences and sympathy to the family of the fallen "blue helmet," and to the Government of Bangladesh.

Dianne Penn, United Nations.

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