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Security Council Press Statement on attack against United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Central African Republic

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Security Council Press Statement on attack against United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Central African Republic

NEW YORK, United States of America — The members of the Security Council condemned the killing of a peacekeeper from the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) on 17 April 2016 in the town of Rafai in Mbomou prefecture.

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms all attacks and provocations against MINUSCA by armed groups. They reiterated that attacks against peacekeepers may constitute war crimes and reminded all parties of their obligations under international humanitarian law. They called on the Government of the Central African Republic to investigate this attack and hold the perpetrators to account. They stressed that those responsible for the attack should be held accountable.

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