Injured Rwandan UN peacekeepers flown to Kampala
Five Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) peacekeepers who sustained injuries in BanguiÂ on SaturdayÂ have been evacuated to Uganda for further treatment.
“Five out of the eight injured peacekeepers were evacuated to Nakasero Hospital, in Kampala, Uganda, a UN Level three Hospital for further treatment.
Three other soldiers who did not incur serious injuries continue to receive medical treatment at the MINUSCA Level two Hospital in Bangui”, said Brigadier General Joseph Nzabamwita, Defence and Military Spokesperson.
Nzabamwita said the incident occurred on 08 August 2015 at around 05:45 hours at Rwanda Battalion Headquarters (RWABATT 2) located at 5th Arrondissement SOCATEL Mâ€™POKO.
The peacekeepers were injured during the unfortunate incident yesterday in Bangui where one of Â the RDF soldiers servingâ€Ž in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) shot dead four RDF soldiers and injured eight others.
The RDF engaged the assailant soldier, killing him and saving the lives of other RDF peacekeepers.
Investigations so far point toward terrorism to be the motive behind the deplorable act.
The tragic incident is the first of its kind since the mission was established in April 2014, the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the CAR (MINUSCA) noted in a news release.