UN SECURITY COUNCIL SLAMS KILLING OF PEACEKEEPER IN CENTRAL AFRICAN REP.

The United Nations Security Council has condemned the killing of a UN peacekeeper in the Central African Republic (CAR).

The peacekeeper from Senegal was shot dead Friday by unidentified armed men in Bangui, the country’s capital.

“The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms all attacks and provocations against MINUSCA by armed groups,” the 15-nation UNSC said in a media statement here Tuesday, referring to the UN stabilization mission in the country.

The council members expressed their deepest condolences and sympathy to the family of the victim, as well as to the government of Senegal and to MINUSCA, the statement said.

The council members also called on the government of the CAR to swiftly investigate this attack and bring the perpetrators to justice.

On Monday, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the killing, saying that attacks against those who are working toward peace and security in the CAR are unacceptable.

At least 20 UN personnel, including troops, have been killed since the Security Council set up MINUSCA in April 2014.

Source: Nam New Network