Sunday, January 3, 2016
Chile Suffers Another Casualty in Haiti
An Air Force captain was wounded when he received a gunshot fired into Chile's aviation facility in Port-au-Prince. The shooting occurred while the officer, who is a surgeon, was walking inside the base, and it has prompted new security measures. It is unclear if the shot was aimed at Chilean personnel at the base, or if it was just a random shooting. The shooting is one of a few casualties Chile's forces have suffered in Haiti since joining the UN's peacekeeping force nearly 12 years ago. Two have been shot to death, and a third committed suicide. More than 4,500 police and troops from 19 nations are still participating in the UN force.