UN peacekeepers linked to new CAR rape cases

United Nations peacekeepers in Central African Republic have been accused of sexual crimes against seven new victims including at least five minors

Photo by: AFP (Archive)
Photo by: AFP (Archive)

UN peacekeeping soldiers from Rwanda patrolling in Bangui, Central African Republic.

The United Nations peacekeeping mission for Central African Republic said in a statement on Thursday it has identified seven possible new victims of sexual abuse and exploitation in the country by its peacekeepers, including at least five minors.

The alleged crimes, including rape and gang rape, occurred in the town of Bambari and were brought to the UN's attention by Human Rights Watch, the statement added.

TRTWorld, Reuters