UN Burundi Mission Probes Deaths of 2 Peacekeepers
UN Mission Probes Shooting Deaths of 2 Peacekeepers in Burundi
New York, May 20 2005 5:00PM
Two South African soldiers with the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Burundi were dead today, one of them allegedly killed by a volley of gunshots from a companion who then shot himself to death, leaving four others in the group wounded, a UN spokesman said.
The UN Operation in Burundi (ONUB) said it was conducting a full investigation into the matter.
The soldiers are part of a UN force to help maintain peace in the tiny Central African country, which has been emerging from a decade-long civil war and is preparing for elections later this year.