UN peacekeepers in the Ivory Coast are being accused of failing to protect civilians during an attack last week on a refugee camp . . . a group of approximately 300 attackers carrying machetes and wielding clubs injured 50 and killed 7 refugees . . . victims of the attack say that UN peacekeepers were present but failed to intervene and prevent the bloodshed . . . so far the UN has declined to comment on the incident, saying that an investigation into the incident is underway . . . the civil war in the Ivory Coast which erupted last year displaced tens of thousands of individuals . . . UN peacekeepers were deployed to promote a peaceful transition and protect civilians from violence . . . if the allegations prove to be true, it will undermine the credibility of peacekeepers operating in the Ivory Coast . . . as tensions in the country mount, there could be similar instances that could cause violence on a larger scale.