Sunday, December 24, 2006

UN Kills Haitians in major assault

UN Kills at least ten Haitians in major assault

UN Operation in Cite Soleil leaves at least 10 killed, dozens others injured during the night of Thursday December 21' UN spokesperson Sophie Boutaud de Lacombe claims the operation was aimed at apprehending kidnappers in Bois Neuf and bringing them to justice. However local residents say the victims were ordinary citizens whose only crime was that they live in the targeted neighborhood. Detonations could be heard for miles. De Lacombe denies that a UN armored vehicle was seized by bandits.Some radio stations in the capital have been justifying the attack in Cite Soleil by the fact that local residents had set fire to a UN tank that had been abandoned by UN soldiers who had fled. In addition to the dead and injured, residents report very serious property damage and there are concerns that a critical water shortage may now develop because water cisterns and pipes were punctured by the gunfire.

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