The United Nations Security Council has condemned "in the strongest terms" Tuesday's killing of two Moroccan U.N. peacekeepers in the Central African Republic.
The peacekeepers were killed as they accompanied fuel when they were attacked by unknown assailants who fled into the bush.
In a statement released Wednesday, the council said "attacks targeting peacekeepers may constitute a war crime" and "stressed that those responsible for the attack shall be held accountable."
The Central African Republic has been mired in chaos since 2013 when Muslim rebels took control of the majority Christian nation and ousted then-President Francois Bozize.
In December of that year, the U.N. dispatched about 13,000 peacekeepers to the country with the primary responsibility of protecting the population.