Bangladeshi peacekeeper killed in Central African Republic
January 6th, 2017 at 4:10 pm
Bangladeshi peacekeeper killed in Central African Republic

International desk – A Bangladeshi UN peacekeeper has been killed in the Central African Republic, the UN mission to the country said on Thursday.

According to media report, the peacekeepers on patrol were attacked by about 50 assailants in Bokayai near Bocaranga in the country’s north-west.

“One peacekeeper from Bangladesh was fatally shot. The peacekeepers responded to the attack,” a statement issued by the mission said.

The UN mission had earlier announced the deaths of two Moroccan peacekeepers when their convoy was attacked in the south-east on Tuesday.

CAR was plunged into more than two years of lawlessness after largely Muslim Seleka rebels overthrew Christian president Francois Bozize in March 2013.

The election of a new government in February has failed to entirely stabilize the situation.