UN Peacekeeper Killed in Attack: Central African Republic

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  • United Nations published this video item, entitled “UN Peacekeeper Killed in Attack: Central African Republic” – below is their description.

    One United Nations peacekeeper was killed and another injured in an attack by armed elements in the Central African Republic. The Secretary-General strongly condemned the attack on the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) near Bangui.

    “The Secretary-General recalls that attacks against United Nations peacekeepers may constitute a war crime,” said UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric. “He calls on the Central African Republic authorities to take all the necessary measures to ensure accountability for these heinous attacks.”

    The attack followed elections in the country. Three other UN peacekeepers were killed in attacks last month.

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    The Central African Republic, or Centrafrique, is a landlocked country in Central Africa.

    It is bordered by Chad to the north, Sudan to the northeast, South Sudan to the southeast, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the south, the Republic of the Congo to the southwest and Cameroon to the west. The CAR covers a land area of about 620,000 square kilometres (240,000 sq mi) and had an estimated population of around 4.7 million as of 2018.

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