Demonstrators attack UN convoy in Bambari town in CAR

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A woman holds a child in Bambari, a town in Ouaka prefecture in the CAR where armed group violence has caused significant population displacement. (file photo) Photo: OCHA/Gemma Cortes

An official working with the UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR), also known as MINUSCA, was injured on Tuesday while riding in a UN convoy headed to the village of Bornou.

Demonstrators threw rocks at the vehicles, breaking several windows and wounding the UN staff member in the head.

Investigations are under way to identify the perpetrators of this "unacceptable" act, a statement from MINUSCA said.

Jérôme Longué spoke to mission spokesperson Vladimir Monteiro about the incident and asked him for more details about the attack.

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