One MINUSCA peacekeeper killed in an attack

7 Oct 2015

One MINUSCA peacekeeper killed in an attack

A Burundian peacekeeper working for the United Nations Multidimensional Stabilization Mission in Central African Republic (MINUSCA) was killed on Tuesday 6 October 20l5, during an attack on a MINUSCA convoy between Damara and Ngerengou, in the Ombella M'Poko Prefecture.

One other Burundian soldier was injured when unidentified armed individuals opened fire on UN troops, 55 km, north of Bangui.

MINUSCA strongly condemns this cowardly act and encourages relevant central African authorities to conduct an investigation in order to identify the perpetrators and bring them to justice.

MINUSCA presents its condolences to the Burundian Government and to the bereaved family, while wishing a speedy recovery to the injured peacekeeper, currently undergoing treatment at MINUSCA’s hospital.

Since the operational deployment of MINUSCA on 15 September 2014, 17 military personnel have lost their lives.