Rwanda Defence Forces (RDF) has announced that one peacekeeper was killed and eight injured in Central African Republic Capital of Bangui.
According to the RDF spokesperson the soldiers serving under UN peace keeping mission were on mission to save civilians from armed group attack in the countries capital.
Speaking to reporters, Lt. Col Innocent Munyengango the RDF spokesperson said that the attack took place yesterday 10th April.
“Yesterday our peacekeepers in CAR who were on duty to protect and save lives of civilians were attacked by an armed group, it took place in a region called PK5 in Bangui city. Though our soldiers repelled the attack and saved people unfortunately, we lost one of our soldiers and eight were injured,” he said.
“That is sad news to the country and RDF. We comfort the family of the deceased and all arrangements to repatriate the body are being processed so that he is buried in the country,” he added.
Munyengango said that these who sustained injuries are being treated and their conditions are improving while arrangements to repatriate the body of the deceased in the country were being concluded Currently Rwanda has 960 peacekeepers in Central African Republic.
In CAR, Rwanda soldiers have, among others responsibilities, to ensure the security of the President, high government officials and other institutions.