MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Seven United Nations police were ambushed and illegally detained by militants near the Central African Republic (CAR) capital of Bangui, UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said.
On Monday, a MINUSCA position in the republic was attacked by three unidentified gunmen. The peacekeepers returned fire killing one attacker.
"The Mission strongly condemns attacks against its peacekeepers and calls for swift action to bring the perpetrators in both crimes to justice," Dujarric said during a regular briefing at UN Headquarters.
The United Nations has over 10,000 staff deployed in the Central African Republic, tasked with contributing to the reduction of violence between Muslim Seleka rebels and Christian militias, which erupted in 2012.