MINUSCA PEACEKEEPER KILLED IN THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
A peacekeeper from the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) died from his injuries following an attack by presumed Siriri armed group elements in Gbambia, a village located 112 km NW of Berberati. The UN temporary operating base in Gbambia was attacked on Friday night and involved a sustained exchange of fire. A Tanzanian peacekeeper died from his injuries.
MINUSCA dispatched additional troops to secure the base and the village, which was also targeted by the attackers, who fled the area. MINUSCA condemns this cowardly attack and recalls that any attack against peacekeepers may constitute a war crime and be subject to prosecution by national or international judicial authorities.
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of MINUSCA Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, extends deepest and heartfelt condolences to the family of the victim, his contingent and Tanzanian Government.