MOROCCAN PEACEKEEPER WITH UN MISSION IN CENTRAL AFRICAN REP. KILLED IN AMBUSH

RABAT, A Moroccan peacekeeper with the United Nations mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) has been killed and three others were injured in an ambush in the southern city of Bangassou, according to local media reports.

"The UN mission to the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) military convoy was targeted by anti-Balaka militiamen on Sunday," a Moroccan news website, le360.ma, reported Monday, quoting a statement from the UN mission.

"The attack took place while the Moroccan peacekeepers were escorting water tankers to a river to help resupply the village," the report said.

MINUSCA said it condemned the assault and expressed condolences to the victims and their families.

In May, six peacekeepers were killed in the city and the surrounding region, including two Moroccans.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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