UN: UN Security Council denounces killing of UN peacekeeper in CAR

New York, US (PANA) - UN Security Council has strongly condemned the killing of a peacekeeper serving with the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), warning that attacks against UN peacekeepers may constitute war crimes.

In a statement on Wednesday, the Security Council called on the Central African Republic's authorities to swiftly investigate the attack against a Senegalese peacekeeper, and to bring the perpetrators to justice.

It also condemned all attacks and provocations against MINUSCA by armed groups in CAR, and also reiterated its full support for MINUSCA, the French forces that assist it, and the UN Special Representative for CAR, Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, in fulfilling their mandates.

According to MINUSCA, the peacekeeper was shot dead in Bangui, CAR’s capital on 24 June by unidentified armed men in circumstances that are still unclear.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was among those who have condemned the killing, stating that attacks against those who are working towards peace and security in CAR are "unacceptable".
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29 june 2016 17:02:27

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