7 UN cops ambushed in Central African Republic

2015-10-20 09:22


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New York - The United Nations says seven UN police were ambushed and detained illegally by alleged members of the anti-Balaka Christian militia in violence-torn Central African Republic.

The UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said on Monday the international police offices were detained and freed on Sunday night near Boali in the southwest prefecture of Ombella Mpoko.

In a separate incident on Sunday, Dujarric said, a UN peacekeeping position in Damara in the same prefecture was fired on by three unknown armed men. He said peacekeepers returned fire killing one assailant and seizing a number of weapons but two attackers managed to escape.

Dujarric said the UN peacekeeping mission strongly condemned both attacks and called for swift action to bring the perpetrators to justice.

Central African Republic has experienced widespread sectarian violence since 2013.

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