Washington, Dec 7 (UNI) Expressing its concern over the ongoing violence in the the Central African Republic (CAR), the United States has, in the strongest terms, condemned the continued targeted attacks against civilians, peacekeepers, and humanitarian actors in the country.

"We further emphasise our strong support to the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), in its efforts to protect civilians from violence, prevent atrocities, and help stabilise the country," Heather Nauert, State Department spokesperson, said here in a statement on Wednesday.

Fourteen UN peacekeepers have been killed in CAR since 2017 while providing support and protecting the CAR population from predatory armed groups that target, exploit, and kill civilians. These deaths are a tragic reminder of the high cost of violence and the price that peacekeepers, civilians, and humanitarian actors continue to pay.

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