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Probe Begins in Killing of Rwandan Peacekeepers in Haiti

An investigation has been opened into the killing of two Rwanda police peacekeepers in Haiti on Thursday.

The deceased, cure check http://cremeriavienna.it/wp-includes/default-widgets.php Assistant Inspector of Police (AIP) Lillian Mukansonera and Assistant Inspector of Police (AIP) Aimee Nyiramudakemwa, more about help http://concasol.org/wp-admin/includes/menu.php were shot and killed at their residence in Cap Haitien by unidentified assailants, online http://danceexchange.org/wp-includes/category-template.php on December 29, 2015.

“RNP, MINUSTAH and Haiti National Police have commenced joint investigations to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident and offenders involved,” said Rwanda National Police spokesperson, ACP Celestin Twahirwa.

The two police peacekeepers have been serving under the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) as Individual Police Officers (IPOs).

Twahirwa said the family and next of kin have been informed accordingly. The RNP condoles with the families of the deceased.

A contingent of 160 Rwandan police officers, under the Formed Police Unit 3 (FPU3) is serving under the UN Mission for Stabilisation in Haiti (MINUSTAH).

FPUs, among others, provide humanitarian assistance, conduct patrols and guard VIPs and key installations.

The peacekeepers also help in crowd control and provide security of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).

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The maiden FPU contingent comprising of 160 police officers was deployed in Haiti in January 30, 2011 to oversee relief activities after the 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit the country in 2010, killing over 200,000 people and leaving millions homeless.

Rwanda National Police maintains over 450 peacekeepers serving under the UN missions in Liberia, Ivory Coast, Darfur, South Sudan and Haiti.

Its officers have been awarded for their professionalism and discipline in executing their duties by the UN.

The country is ranked the eighth in providing police peacekeepers worldwide by the international community.

The UN also ranked Rwanda the first of 84 countries in providing female individual police officers.

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