United Nations Attacks Fast Facts

By: CNN Library
By: CNN Library

(FILE) An exterior photograph of the United Nations building.

CNN) -- Here's a look at what you need to know about violence against United Nations peacekeeping forces. This is a selected list of incidents from 1990 to the present.

Facts: Since 1948, the United Nations has authorized 69 peacekeeping missions around the globe.

The largest of the current 16 missions is in Darfur, Sudan, with nearly 23,000 personnel.

During those missions, more than 1,400 peacekeepers have been killed in malicious acts.

Currently there are nearly 118,000 uniformed peacekeepers from 122 countries.

Timeline: 1993 - At least 16 peacekeepers are killed in Cambodia, allegedly by Khmer Rouge guerillas.

June 5, 1993 - In Mogadishu, Somalia, forces loyal to warlord Mohammed Farah Aidid ambush and kill 23 Pakistani peacekeepers.

September 5, 1993 - Seven peacekeepers from Nigeria are killed in Mogadishu, Somalia in an ambush by gunmen loyal to Mohammed Farah Aidid.

May 17, 1994 - Five U.N. peacekeepers from Nepal are killed in a gun battle in Mogadishu, Somalia.

May 4, 2000 - In Sierra Leone, seven peacekeeper troops from Kenya are killed by rebels.

February 25, 2005 - Seven peacekeepers from Bangaldesh are killed in an ambush in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

January 23, 2006 - Rebels in the Democratic Republic of the Congo kill eight peacekeepers from Guatemala.

June 24, 2007 - Six U.N. peacekeepers are killed in southern Lebanon by a car bomb.

June 8, 2012 - Armed assailants kill seven peacekeeping troops in the Ivory Coast.

April 9, 2013 - Five U.N. peacekeepers from India are killed in South Sudan.

July 13, 2013 - Gunmen ambush a peacekeeping force in the Darfur region of Sudan, killing seven Tanzanian troops.

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