U.N.: 3 peacekeepers shot in Ivory Coast
Residents and barricades block U.N. peacekeepers in the Ivory Coast.
January 12th, 2011
01:03 PM ET

U.N.: 3 peacekeepers shot in Ivory Coast

Three United Nations peacekeepers were shot and injured Tuesday night by the forces of self-declared President Laurent Gbagbo, the U.N. operation in Ivory Coast said in a statement on Wednesday.

The peacekeepers were returning from a patrol when they were shot, the U.N. operation said.

The shootings came a day after the United Nations Security Council condemned the violence that has erupted since the country's November 28 presidential runoff election and "urged all parties to exercise restraint."

The nation was plunged into crisis when an independent commission declared Alassane Ouattara the winner of the election, but incumbent Gbagbo refused to leave office. The United Nations and an increasing number of countries have recognized Ouattara, a former prime minister, as the rightful winner.

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  1. JANANI LUMUBA NKRUMAH

    TALKING ABOUT THE UN FORCES IN THE IVORY COAST...I THINK THE UN SHOULD BURY ITS MONSTROUS HEAD SOMEWHERE IN SHAME DUE TO WHAT THIS FARCE OF A PEACE KEEPING MISSION IS DOING IN HOUPHOUET BOIGNY'COUNTRY.ALL THE TROUBLE IN THIS COUNTRY HAS BEEN ORCHESTRATED BY BAN KI MOON AND CURIOUSLY HIS KINSMAN J .Y.CHOI!!.IT IS THE UN FORCES THAT TRANSPORT THE REBELS AS WELL AS THEIR LOGISTICS.ASK PROMINENT FRENCH LAWYERS VERGES AND DUMAS OR Me CECCALDI WHO SAW FOR THEMSELVES THE ATROCITIES PERPETRATED BY THE SO CALLED UN PEACE KEEPERS AGAINST UNARMED CIVILIANS INTHE IVORY COAST.HOW MANY TIMES HAVE THE REGULAR IVORIAN ARMY STEPPED IN TO RESCUE THESE ARMED HYPOCRITES OF THE UN FROM THE WRATHS OF THE LOCAL POPULATION?.PLEASE CNN BE HONEST AND TELL THE WORLD THE WHOLE TRUTH AND SAVE AMERICANS THE TYPE OF EMBARASSEMENT EGYPTIANS HAVE PLUNGED YOUR POLITICIANS INTO.DO YOU STILL HAVE ANY COHERENT AND CLEAR CUT POLICY TOWARDS POST MUBARAK EGYPT TODAY?WHAT WILL YOU TELL EGYPTIANS WHO KNOW FULL WELL THAT YOU SUPPORTED TOOTH AND NAIL THE DICTATORIAL REGIME OF MUBARAK BECAUSE OF YOUR SELFISH INTERESTS?.DONT FALL IN THIS VERY TRAP IN THE IVORIAN CRISES.GO FOR THE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH.

    February 12, 2011 at 3:32 am | Report abuse | Reply
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