UN: 1st peacekeeper killed in C African Republic

October 10, 2014 3:55 AM

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The United Nations on Thursday reported its first peacekeeper death in the Central African Republic since it took over the duties of trying to calm months of unprecedented violence between Christians and Muslims.

The peacekeeper died in a crash after a U.N. convoy was attacked in the capital, Bangui, said Vannina Maestracci, a spokeswoman for the U.N. secretary-general. The head of the U.N. mission, Lt. Gen. Babacar Gaye, said in a statement that another peacekeeper was severely wounded and seven slightly in...

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