Rwandan peacekeeper shoots dead four others in Central African Republic

September 27, 2020 | By admin | Filed in: lprxfsblu.

first_imgA Rwandan soldier serving with the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic has shot dead four Rwandan troops and wounded eight others before killing himself. The incident happened at 5.45am on Saturday at the Rwandan battalion headquarters in Bangui, the CAR capital, according to a Rwandan defence ministry statement.The Rwandan Defence Force is investigating the killings with terrorism and the mental wellbeing of the suspect killer among its lines of inquiry.“Investigations have immediately commenced to establish the motive behind this deplorable shooting of his RDF colleagues,” Brig Gen Joseph Nzabamwita said. “We suspect terrorism without ruling out mental illness to be the cause.”Fighting has gripped CAR since early 2013, when mostly Muslim Séléka rebels seized power in Bangui, sparking reprisal attacks from Christian militias.last_img


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