The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
The Secretary-General was saddened to learn today of the deaths of five Rwandan peacekeepers serving in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). A full investigation into the circumstances of this incident in which eight additional peacekeepers were wounded is ongoing.
The Secretary-General offers his deepest condolences to the bereaved families and to the Government and people of Rwanda. He wishes a speedy recovery to the injured.