According to a statement from the military’s media wing, an armed attacker opened fire at the United Nations (UN) Permanent Operation Base in Minembwe in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, killing a Pakistani peacekeeper.
Six armed intruders from the Bunyamalange Armed Group reportedly reached base on September 30 with the purpose of turning in their guns as part of a UN plan, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
However, attackers started firing selectively at the checkpoint where Havaldar Babar was in charge of the guards at the time. The post served as the point of entry for recording declared surrenders.
As a result of the assailant’s discriminatory firing at the checkpoint, Havaldar Babar was wounded in the head. Army personnel from Pakistan reacted right away. Havaldar Babar was taken to the closest Pakistan Army medical facility but died there, according to the ISPR
As a responsible member of the international community, Pakistan has always played a key role in realizing the principles of world peace and security by actively supporting various UN Peacekeeping missions, according to the military’s media wing.
“Our peacekeepers have consistently stood out for their dedication and, when necessary, supreme sacrifice in carrying out difficult peacekeeping missions in conflict-torn countries. According to the ISPR, 171 Pakistani peacekeepers have lost their lives so far while serving in various UN missions for global peace and security.