MINUSCA EGYPTIAN PEACEKEEPER KILLED IN THE SOUTH OF THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General in CAR and Head of MINUSCA, Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, strongly condemned this unacceptable attack and all other attacks and provocations against MINUSCA peacekeepers.
"In this moment of sadness for MINUSCA, I express gratitude to this peacekeeper and to all blue helmets for their professionalism and sacrifice. Despite the extreme conditions and the unjustified armed attacks, these women and men fulfil their mission with selflessness and dedication," the SRSG said. The Head of MINUSCA extends his condolences to the family of the lost soldier and to the Government and people of Egypt. He wishes a speedy recovery to those peacekeepers who were injured.
This latest killing brings to 13 the number of MINUSCA soldiers who have lost their lives in hostile actions since the beginning of 2017, in the course of carrying out their duties to help support sustainable peace and security in CAR.