UN peacekeeper killed; two injured from CAR rebel ambush


A United Nations peacekeeper from Rwanda was killed and two others wounded in an ambush on a convoy in northwest Central African Republic.
The attack on Monday, in the Nana-Mambere prefecture, was allegedly carried out by the Return, Reclamation and Rehabilitation (3R) armed group, said a UN statement.
Central African Republic has been rocked by violence since 2013 when mainly Muslim Seleka rebels deposed then-President Francois Bozize, prompting reprisals from mostly Christian militias, although UN peacekeepers were deployed in 2014.
The 3R armed group was created in 2015 to protect the Fulani community, a minority in the region, against attacks by Anti-Balaka fighters, one of the two main armed groups in Central African Republic.
Violence waned after a peace accord was signed in February 2019 between the government and 14 armed groups, including the 3R, following talks in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum.
But like previous agreements, this one has shown signs of falling apart.
Conflict in Central African Republic is becoming more unbearable the United Nations has said through Africa-News.


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