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Indian forces protect banks in quake-hit Haiti

world Updated: Jan 22, 2010 18:53 IST

Indian peacekeepers in Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince are guarding banks and other vital centres to prevent looting besides providing security to Indians in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake.

The Indian contingent of the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) did not suffer causalities after the 7.0 quake that hit the Caribbean nation on January 12, according to the United Nations.

There are presently 140 CISF para-military personnel who are heavily armed, eleven unarmed police officers and one military staff official stationed in the capital.

UN spokesperson Martin Nesirky told journalists here that the UN and the Haiti government were working on get business back on its feet, which would require protection of banks and fuel stations. The Haitian government will reportedly open the banks this week.