Three U.N. peacekeepers from Cambodia reported missing yesterday following an ambush in the Central African Republic (CAR) were killed, Prime Minister Hun Sen said this morning.
A fourth peacekeeper, Im Sam, was confirmed dead yesterday, according to a statement released by the National Center for Peacekeeping Forces, Mines and ERW Clearance (NPMEC).
Peacekeepers salute during a ceremony at the Kompong Cham Military Air Base in October 2014, ahead of a yearlong mission to the Central African Republic. (Siv Channa/The Cambodia Daily)“We officially confirmed that our soldiers were killed and their bodies found already,” Mr. Hun Sen told an audience commemorating the 10th Cambodian Veteran Day on Koh Pich island in Phnom Penh today.
“The bodies were found about 2 km from the first fighting area so our brothers would have been caught and later killed,” the premier said.
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