UN Peacekeepers Killed In CAR Bomb Attack


Three United Nations soldiers were killed and several others injured after a roadside bomb explosion in Central African Republic, the UN peacekeeping mission there said.

The bomb attack happened on Monday at Kaita village in the north-west near the Cameroonian border, the UN mission, Minusca, said late on Tuesday.

The peacekeepers had been carrying out a patrol when one of their vehicles hit the explosive device, killing the Bangladeshi peacekeepers, it said in statement.

The head of UN peacekeeping, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, sent his condolences to Bangladesh and families of the soldiers killed in the attack.

No group has been blamed for the attack, but Minusca said it had launched investigations into the incident.

The Central African Republic has been plagued by violence and insecurity since a civil war broke out in 2013.