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2 attacks in Central African Republic kill 1 peacekeeper

AP  |  Bangui 

The UN mission in the said today that a Burundian peacekeeper was killed and several government soldiers were wounded in separate attacks over the weekend.

The mission said today that elements attacked a UN patrol in Bambari on Sunday, killing one peacekeeper and wounding another.

The UN mission also said members of the group and Peace in the attacked a troop convoy heading from Ouaka prefecture to Bangassou in the southeast on Sunday.

said two soldiers and a Russian instructor were wounded. She said five attackers were killed.

The called for groups to honour an accord meant to facilitate the deployment of security forces to protect civilians.

UN strongly condemned the attack in Bambari, saying the latest death brought to five the number of peacekeepers killed in targeted attacks in the since January.

Guterres reiterated "that attacks against peacekeepers may constitute a war crime and that sanctions can be applied against the perpetrators" and urged authorities in the African nation "to spare no effort in investigating and identifying the perpetrators so that they can be swiftly brought to justice," UN said.

The reaffirmed his "unwavering support" to the UN mission and its efforts to protect civilians, Dujarric said.

The issued a statement that "condemned in the strongest terms" the attack on the patrol. It said council members also reiterated their support for the mission.

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First Published: Tue, June 12 2018. 08:00 IST