Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the killing of a UN peacekeeper in the Central African Republic
May 18, 2018
The Secretary-General offers his deepest condolences to the family of the bereaved, as well as to the Government of Mauritania
NEW YORK, United States of America, May 18, 2018,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- The Secretary-General condemns the attack on 17 May by presumed anti-Balaka elements on a United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) escorted convoy in the southeast of the country. The attack resulted in the killing of a peacekeeper from Mauritania and the wounding of eight others.
The Secretary-General offers his deepest condolences to the family of the bereaved, as well as to the Government of Mauritania. He wishes a swift recovery to the injured.
The Secretary-General recalls that attacks against United Nations peacekeepers may constitute a war crime and calls on the Central African Republic authorities to investigate them and swiftly bring those responsible to justice.
The Secretary-General reiterates the determination of MINUSCA to protect civilians and contribute to the stabilization of the Central African Republic.
Distributed by African Media Agency (AMA) on behalf of United Nations (UN).
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