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OIC Condemns Killing of Moroccan Peacekeeper in Republic of Central Africa | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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UN peacekeepers pictured last month in Bria, north of Bangassou, Getty Images

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) strongly condemned an attack that targeted yesterday a group of UN peacekeeping force, in South-East of the Republic of Central Africa.

One Moroccan UN soldier was killed and three others injured while escorting a humanitarian convoy to provide water. The attack took place in the southern diamond-mining town of Bangassou.

OIC Secretary-General Dr.Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen expressed regret over the incident and ongoing violence waged by the Anti-balaka militias, in Banguasu, for more than two months which led to claim many Muslim victims, stressing solidarity with the OIC with the Central Africans.

The Secretary-General expressed condolences to the Moroccan Government, to the family of the victim and wished the injured speedy recovery.