UN peacekeeper killed in Central African Republic - WAOW - Newsline 9, Wausau News, Weather, Sports

UN peacekeeper killed in Central African Republic

Posted:
BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo (AP) - A military official says a U.N. peacekeeper from the Republic of Congo was killed over the weekend in Central African Republic by a Christian militia trying to overthrow the country's Muslim president.

The official, who was sent to repatriate the body to Congo on Monday, said the soldier was in the remote town of Bossangoa, which has been at the epicenter of the fighting.

He was killed by the anti-balaka militia, which hacked the peacekeeper "with unprecedented barbarity," the official said on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak to the media.

The attack underscores how the international force sent to try to pacify the chaotic country is increasingly in peril. It comes after French forces also came under fire.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WAOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Chief Engineer Russ Crass at 715-842-2251. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.