The United Nations said on Wednesday 8th October 2015 that armed attackers targeted a UN convoy in Central African Republic.
The incident resulted in the death of one peacekeeper and injury of another.
Stephane Dujarric, the spokesman for the U.N. Secretary-General, said in a statement from the U.N. Wednesday that a Central African Republic mission convoy travelling from Damara to Ngerengou came under fire by an unknown group about 55 kilometers north of Bangui.
Sectarian clashes between rival Christian and Muslim militias have flared in recent weeks, killing at least 42 people.
The unrest in Bangui which is fast spreading to villages is hindering the delivery of humanitarian aid across the country.
Aid agencies describe the security situation in Bangui as volatile and unpredictable, with main roads unsecured and domestic flights suspended, and several have relocated staff and reduced or halted their operations.
And analysts have questioned US involvement in the sectarian conflict between Muslim Seleka armed militia and the Christian the anti-Balaka.
Analysts foresee a US fueled conflict in Central African Republic on revelation that Washington is relying on the Balaka to tap intelligence to aid her in the arrest of Lord’s Resistance Army leader, John Kony. This, according to analysts is a partisan stand adopted by the US.