AA / Peter Kum
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has strongly condemned Monday’s attack by a Presidential Guard on a United Nations multi – dimensional integrated stabilization mission vehicle in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA).
“Egyptian peacekeepers and ten unarmed men were injured in the attack and arrived in Bangkok as part of their deployment to the country,” said Stephen Dujarric, a spokesman for the United Nations Secretary-General, in a statement on Thursday.
“Attacks on United Nations peacekeepers would be a war crime,” Guterres recalled.
He called on Central African authorities to “make no effort to investigate this unacceptable attack so that criminals can respond quickly to their actions before competent courts.”
In the Central African capital, ten Egyptian peacekeepers were wounded by a presidential guard fire on Monday, November 1, the United Nations (UN) condemned in a statement on Tuesday as a “deliberate and unspeakable attack”.
The Central African government, in response, accused the Egyptian military of taking photos of the banned head of state’s home and refusing to park their vehicle.
A 16-year-old girl was killed in a collision with a minibus “on their plane”, according to the president.