RDF refutes Bloomberg reports on UNMISS fallen soldier
Rwanda Defence Forces (RDF) has said that no Rwandan peacekeeper serving in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) was killed on 23 November 2015 as reported by Bloomberg
According to the RDF statement, it has been clarified that a wounded peacekeeper from a friendly troop contributing country serving in UNMISS was brought to the Rwandan contingent medical clinic in Juba for treatment.
Bloomberg had reported that a United Nations peacekeeper in South Sudan was shot dead at the missionâ€™s base in the capital, Juba, with one of his colleagues being investigated over the incident.
The army says the peacekeeper died of the gunshot wounds he sustained in an incident that did not involve Rwandan soldiersâ€, the adds; â€œit was an unfortunate situationâ€
In the statement, Rwanda has requested UNMISS to correct the wrong information provided to the media.
Rwanda maintains 5,667 peacekeepers in some of the most hostile places globally making Rwanda a 5th position among biggest providers of troops to restore order to the worldâ€™s hotspots.
There are troops and police in Mali, Haiti, South Sudan, Sudan, and Ivory Coast and as far as Liberia.