UN peacekeeper killed in South Sudan ambush

Juba (AFP) – A Bangladeshi peacekeeper in South Sudan was killed Tuesday when an aid convoy was ambushed in the west of the country, the United Nations mission said.

“Lieutenant Commander Ashraf Siddiqui, was part of a convoy led by Nepalese peacekeepers providing protection to humanitarian workers travelling from Yei to Lasu when several shots were fired at the group by unknown gunmen,” the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said in a statement adding the peacekeeper, “was hit and died from his injuries shortly afterwards.”