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UN And French Peacekeepers Fire Shots At Rebel Demonstrations

UN and French peacekeeping troops fired warning shots in the direction of rowdy rebel demonstrators who attacked them with stones and slingshots in Bouake, the rebel capital of Cote d’Ivoire, on Monday, an IRIN reporter at the scene and a French military spokesman said. The rebel authorities said later in a statement that three civilians were injured when Moroccan troops serving with the UN peacekeeping force in Cote d’Ivoire fired on the crowd of demonstrators which gathered outside their headquarters in Bouake on Monday morning. Jean-Victor Nkolo, the official spokesman of the UN Operation in Cote d’Ivoire (ONUCI), declined to comment on the incident, saying a statement would be issued later. Full Story

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