22 October 2009

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Secretary-General Sends Condolences to Bereaved Family of Deputy Force Commander


of United Nations Sudan Mission, Killed While on Leave in Pakistan


The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General was saddened to learn of the death of Brigadier General Ahmed Moinuddin, the Deputy Force Commanderof the United Nations Mission in the Sudan, during an attack on 22 October in Islamabad where he was on leave.

The Secretary-General sends his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family, to colleagues of Brigadier General Moinuddin in the United Nations Mission in the Sudan, and to the Government of Pakistan.  He commends the contribution of the Government of Pakistan to peacekeeping efforts in the Sudan and elsewhere, and hopes that the perpetrators of the attack will soon be brought to justice.

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