UN troops enter Haiti’s slum
Published time: 9 Feb, 2007 21:02 Edited time: 10 Feb, 2007 00:02
Hundreds of UN peacekeepers have raided Haiti's largest slum to arrest gang members and take control of the area. The move sparked a gunfight which left one person dead and several others, including two peacekeepers, wounded.
Up to 700 UN peacekeepers entered Cite Soleil, a coastal area of the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince.They were aiming to secure a school used by gang members as a base and weapons store.There have been regular incursions into Cite Soleil in attempts to reduce violence in Haiti