The United Nations Security Council has “in the strongest terms” condemned the attacks against the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) that resulted in the deaths of three members of the Burundian contingent and wounding of two others.
The condemnation was contained in a UN Security Council communiqué published on Monday in New York.
HumAngle reports that “unidentified armed combatants” suspected to belong to the recently formed coalition of Central African Patriots (CPC) on Christmas day launched attacks on Dekoa and near Sibut, two localities in the prefecture of Kemo, just a few hours after the rebel coalition violated a unilateral ceasefire and reiterated their appeals for the suspension of the legislative and presidential elections which were scheduled for December 27, 2020.
The elections eventually took place but in less than a third of the Central African national territory.
Security Council members in the last night resolution “expressed their most sincere condolences and sympathy to the families of the Blue Helmets killed as well as to Burundi and MINUSCA. They wished a quick recovery to those wounded”.
The Security Council also condemned “in the strongest terms” all attacks, provocations and incitement to violence against MINUSCA by armed groups and other actors”.
The Security Council members “reaffirmed their full support to MINUSCA and expressed their profound gratitude to countries furnishing contingents and police personnel to the mission”.