Saturday, November 26, 2022

ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ

spot_img


4 South Asian UN peacekeepers killed in attacks in Africa

United Nations, Oct 5, 2022- In the latest attacks on UN peacekeepers, three Bangladeshis have died from a bomb attack in the Central African Republic (CAR), barely a week after a Pakistani was killed in Congo, according to a UN spokesperson.

The Bangladeshi peacekeepers in the CAR were killed when their vehicle hit an explosive ordnance device on Monday evening, Stephane Dujarric, the spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Tuesday.

Another Bangladeshi peacekeeper was injured and is in hospital, he added.

On Friday, a Pakistani peacekeeper was killed in Congo when a base in Minembwe, South Kivu, was attacked “by suspected Twirwaneho combatants,” he said.

Dujarric added that attacks on peacekeepers are “war crimes”.

The Bangladeshis were killed when they were on patrol, nearly five kilometre from the CAR peacekeeping mission’s temporary base in the Ouham-Pende Prefecture, he said.

According to the peacekeeping mission, the Bangladeshi battalion patrol was to protect civilians.

The CAR peacekeeping operation known as MINUSCA, from the French initials for Mulitdimensional Integrated Mission in CAR, was created in 2014, taking over an earlier operation set up in 2009.

It has 14,400 personnel with 1,333 Bangladeshi troops.

The operation has claimed the lives of 169 peacekeepers, 10 of them Bangladeshis.

In January three Bangladeshi peacekeepers were killed in the CAR when their vehicle hit a landmine.

The Congo peacekeeping operation known as MONUSCO, an acronym derived from French for Organisation Stabilisation Mission in Congo, was created in 2010 to succeed an earlier mission set up in 1999.

It is the second largest peacekeeping operation with 14,671 personnel, which include 1,929 troops from Pakistan.

More than 431 peacekeepers have died in the operations in Congo, of them, 31 were Pakistanis.

In March, six Pakistani peacekeepers were killed when their helicopter was brought down in Congo.

A MONUSCO statement said that the Twirwaneho fighters had come to the UN base, saying they wanted to surrender but instead attacked it.

According to AfricaNews media, The Twirwaneho militia claims to defend the interests of the Banymulenge community, a Congolese Tutsi minority. (Agency)

Subscribe to YesPunjab Telegram Channel & receive Important News Updates

- Advertisement -

Yes Punjab - TOP STORIES

Punjab News

Sikh News

Transfers, Postings, Promotions

spot_img

Stay Connected

45,612FansLike
114,082FollowersFollow

ENTERTAINMENT

National

GLOBAL

OPINION

As Airport Lounges Become More Crowded, Credit Card Issuers Have Put up Some Guidelines around Accessing the Benefit – Know Details Here

There was a time when economy-focused leisure travellers used to find it hard to get airport lounge access. Gone are those days, as now...

Guidelines for Picking Your Favourite student cover Plan

While accidents can happen at any time, children are a lot more prone to these, especially in school. Here, investing in a student cover...

The India we see now was envisioned by Nehru, brick by brick – by Sandeep Bamzai

Protected by British power, the rulers of princely states neglected their subjects; they not only collected rent, but also various illegal levies and subjected...

SPORTS

Health & Fitness

National Anti-Obesity Day: Beware of slow pandemic, caution experts

Bengaluru, Nov 26, 2022- Obesity is a slow pandemic and one must be careful especially about childhood obesity, as per experts. The national Anti-Obesity day is celebrated on November 26 every year to create awareness of dangers of obesity and prevention of the pandemic. Dr Shyam Sundar C.M.A Consultant Endocrinology and Diabetology, SPARSH Hospital states that obesity is a slow pandemic...

Gadgets & Tech

error: Content is protected !!