UN chief condemns killing of peacekeeper in CAR

Author : Mircea Birca | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday condemned the killing of a Senegalese peacekeeper by unidentified men in Central African Republic (CAR).

According to the United Nations, the peacekeeper was shot dead by unidentified armed men in circumstances that are still unclear. His body was found at Bangui General Hospital and an investigation was launched to determine the circumstances.

Ban reiterates that attacks against those who are working towards peace and security in the CAR are unacceptable, said a statement released by his spokesperson.

While expressing concern about security situation in CAR, Ban called on the country’s government as well as all relevant actors to pursue a comprehensive process to achieve disarmament of the armed groups.

Last week, UN peacekeepers in CAR had clashes with an armed group in the capital of Bangui. A team of UN peacekeeping troops faced violent resistance from the armed group when they went to PK5, a Muslim area in Bangui, to secure the release of six policemen who were held hostages by armed men.

According to UN peacekeeping mission in the CAR (MINUSCA), the six policemen were released over the weekend.

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