OIC Condemns Killing of Moroccan Peacekeeper, in Republic of Central Africa

UN peacekeepers pictured last month in Bria, north of Bangassou, Getty Images.


Jeddah, MINA –Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) strongly condemned an attack that targeted yesterday a group of UN peacekeeping force, in South-East of the Republic of Central Africa, killing one Moroccan soldier and injuring another, while escorting a humanitarian convoy to provide water, SPA reported.

The Secretary-General of the OIC Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen expressed regret over the incident and ongoing violence waged by the Anti-balaka militias, in Banguasu, for more than two months which led to claim many Muslim victims, stressing solidarity with the OIC with the Central Africans.

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The Secretary-General expressed condolences to the Moroccan Government, to the family of the victim and wished the injured speedy recovery.

Hundreds of people have been killed in Central African Republic and roughly 100,000 displaced in the past two months.

Sectarian violence that began in 2013 has been moving into the impoverished country’s central and southeastern regions, prompting warnings of a national conflict roaring back to life.

In Bangassou alone, more than 150 people have died in fighting between militias and U.N. peacekeeping forces.  (T/RS5/RS1)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)