UNSC slams attacks on blue helmets in Central African Republic

By on May 16, 2017


The United Nations Security Council on Monday "condemned in the strongest terms" a deadly attack over the weekend on UN peacekeepers, civilians and humanitarian workers in the Central African Republic (CAR), which killed one Moroccan peacekeeper. (Photo: United Nations Security Council/ Facebook)
The United Nations Security Council on Monday “condemned in the strongest terms” a deadly attack over the weekend on UN peacekeepers, civilians and humanitarian workers in the Central African Republic (CAR), which killed one Moroccan peacekeeper. (Photo: United Nations Security Council/ Facebook)

UNITED NATIONS–The United Nations Security Council on Monday “condemned in the strongest terms” a deadly attack over the weekend on UN peacekeepers, civilians and humanitarian workers in the Central African Republic (CAR), which killed one Moroccan peacekeeper.

“The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the violence by anti-Balaka elements in Bangassou (Mbomou) which intensified on May 13 and May 14, 2017, and targeted a Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) field office, civilian populations from particular communities, as well as humanitarian personnel,” said a press statement issued by the 15-nation UN body.

“These attacks resulted in one Moroccan peacekeeper killed and one Moroccan peacekeeper injured, as well as civilian casualties and significant population displacement,” the statement said.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday strongly condemned attacks against the civilian population and UN peacekeepers in the CAR, urging authorities to investigate and bring those responsible to justice.