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http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/s...ast/55473584/1UNITED NATIONS (AP) – Armed men ambushed and killed seven U.N. peacekeepers trying to protect villagers in Ivory Coast on Friday and more than 40 of their colleagues who stayed to guard from more attacks remain in danger, the United Nations said.
Hundreds of villagers were fleeing the area near the Liberian border, and U.N. officials said others may have been killed or injured. Authorities have been unable to confirm any additional casualties because of the remoteness of the area near the Liberian border.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the attack "in the strongest possible terms," saying he was "saddened and outraged" about the deaths of the peacekeepers, all from Niger. He urged the government of Ivory Coast to identify the perpetrators and bring them to justice.
Rest in Peace.
RIP. Prayers and condolences for the family and friends.
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Sympathy & Condolences to their Family's, Friend's & Comrades.
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http://gulfnews.com/news/world/other...aids-1.1033814UN peacekeepers die in Ivory Coast raidsRaids on several villages sparked an “immediate” exodus
Abidjan Eight civilians died in southwestern Ivory Coast in the attack that killed seven UN peacekeepers, the United Nations said Saturday.“As per our information, at least eight civilians were killed, including a woman,” Anouk Desgroseilliers, a spokeswoman for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), said.
She added that Friday’s simultaneous raids on several villages near the town of Tai close to the Liberian border sparked an “immediate” exodus.
“Hundreds of people have arrived in Tai, and one can imagine that thousands of others are on the road,” she said. “Thirty-five families have crossed the border” into Liberia, she added.
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/worl...icle-1.10926098 civilians, 7 UN peacekeepers dead in Ivory Coast Ivorian, Liberian and U.N. peacekeeping troops will hunt for the mercenaries responsible for the attack
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast — Ivorian government forces will launch a military operation to hunt down the men responsible for an ambush that killed at least seven peacekeepers in an unprecedented attack on U.N. forces in the country. Officials said Saturday that at least eight civilians also were killed in the area.
Hundreds of villagers were fleeing the region near the Liberian border, though authorities were unable to confirm any additional casualties Saturday because of the remoteness of the area in southwestern Ivory Coast.
While Ivory Coast’s political crisis after the November 2010 election led to violence that left some 3,000 people dead, Friday’s attack was a rare assault on the United Nations, which has had a peacekeeping mission here since 2004.
“This is the first time we have ever had such a type of attack in Ivory Coast. It’s a very tough time for the whole mission here right now,” said Sylvie van den Wildenberg, acting spokeswoman for the U.N. mission in Ivory Coast.
RIP to the civilians. I hope the Ivorian forces and UN peacekeepers capture those responsible.
French Peacekeepers, I'm guessing?