Islamabad: A Pakistani UN peacekeeper was killed while performing his duties in the strife-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Pakistani foreign ministry said on Thursday.
The incident occurred when a military convoy of the UN Stabilization Mission in the DR Congo was ambushed by unidentified assailants in South Kivu, Xinhua cited the ministry as saying.
"Pakistan condemns such acts of aggression against UN peacekeepers and calls on the UN to investigate the attack and also strengthen the existing measures in place for the safety of the UN peacekeepers, who are performing the difficult yet commendable task of maintaining peace in troubled regions of the world," the ministry statement said.
It said Pakistan, as one of the leading UN Troop Contributing Countries in the world, is contributing significantly to the cause of global peace and security.
Pakistan is saddened to hear the news and sympathises with the family of the peacekeeper, who laid down his life safeguarding global peace and security, it added.