RABAT, Two Moroccan soldiers serving with the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINSUCA) have been killed in Bangassou in the Central African Republic (CAR), the UN peacekeeping mission announced on Tuesday.
In a statement published on its website, the MINUSCA revealed that the two soldiers had been killed in an ambush by the mainly-Christian, anti-Balaka militia in Bangassou, 700 kilometres east of the capital, Bangui.
The death of the two soldiers came after another Moroccan soldier was killed on Sunday. The three were members of the Moroccan contingent in the UN mission.
“I am shocked at the news of losing two more lives, and I strongly condemn this flagrant violation of the right to life and international law,” said Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General and Head of MINUSCA.
The UN Representative offered his condolences to Morocco and the families of the victims.
“MINUSCA expresses its full solidarity and support for the Moroccan contingent deployed in Bangassou and praises these soldiers of peace for their courage and the enormous sacrifices they continue to make in the face of adversity to protect all the civilian population in Bangassou and other parts of the country, regardless of their identity,” he said in the statement.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK