UN: UN Security Council members condemn attacks against peacekeepers in CAR

New York, US (PANA) - Members of the UN Security Council have condemned in the strongest terms the attacks against a convoy of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), which were perpetrated on Sunday in Bangui and resulted in the death of one peacekeeper.

A statement, made available to PANA in New York on Tuesday, stated: "The members of the Security Council expressed their deepest condolences and sympathy to the family of the peacekeeper killed and to the Government of Cameroon, and to MINUSCA."

They also wished a speedy recovery to those injured.

They underlined that attacks targeting peacekeepers may constitute a war crime and reminded all parties of their obligations under international humanitarian law.

The Council members called on the Central African authorities to swiftly investigate, with the assistance of MINUSCA, this attack and bring the perpetrators to justice.

MINUSCA peacekeepers were attacked by an armed group during a search operation intended to arrest a suspected criminal in application of a judicial warrant from the Public Prosecutor of Bangui. Eight peacekeepers were injured.

Three suspects were arrested during the operation.
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04 august 2015 14:10:32

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