UN: Attack on peacekeepers in CAR was biggest

2017-05-11 16:32


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New York - The United Nations says this week's attack on the UN peacekeepers by a Christian rebel group was the biggest for the mission in the Central African Republic, leaving four soldiers dead, 10 injured and one missing.

The UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said on Wednesday that UN troops and "local actors" were continuing to search for the missing soldier.

He said nine Moroccans and one Cambodian were wounded, none with life-threatening injuries.

Dujarric said the UN General Assembly President Peter Thomsen arrived in the Central African Republic's capital, Bangui, on a pre-scheduled visit Wednesday and visited the wounded peacekeepers.

He said Tuesday that eight fighters from the Christian anti-Balaka rebel group were also killed in Monday's battle near Bangassou, about 474km east of Bangui.

The country descended into sectarian conflict in 2013.

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