UNSC CONDEMNS ATTACK ON PEACEKEEPERS IN CENTRAL AFRICAN REP.

UNITED NATIONS, The United Nations Security Council has "condemned in the strongest terms" a deadly attack over the weekend on UN peacekeepers, civilians and humanitarian workers in the Central African Republic (CAR), in which one Moroccan peacekeeper was killed.

"The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the violence by anti-Balaka elements in Bangassou (Mbomou) which intensified on May 13 and May 14, 2017, and targeted a Multi-dimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) field office, civilian populations from particular communities, as well as humanitarian personnel," said a media statement issued by the 15-nation Council.

"These attacks resulted in one Moroccan peacekeeper killed and one Moroccan peacekeeper injured, as well as civilian casualties and significant population displacement."

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday strongly condemned attacks against the civilian population and UN peacekeepers in the CAR, urging authorities to investigate and bring those responsible to justice.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK