Road Mishap Leaves Cameroonian Peacekeeper Dead, Four Others Injured

A Cameroonian UN peacekeeper was killed and four others were injured in a road accident in the Central African Republic (CAR).

Cameroonian authorities late Sunday said the accident occurred Saturday night in Boultili, a locality situated about 56 kilometres from the capital Bangui while the soldiers were patrolling in a UN vehicle.

It was not immediately clear what caused the mishap, but military sources said the vehicle probably lost control and crashed.

The wounded were taken to a UN medical centre for immediate medical attention.

The soldiers are part of a Cameroonian contingent deployed to join the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), which started in 2014 to protect civilians under the UN Charter.

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MINUSCA had beefed up operational capabilities in the country to help maintain stability after ragtag rebel groups threatened to disrupt legislative and presidential elections.

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