2 August 2011

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

Secretary-General Saddened by Death of Peacekeepers in Sudan


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

The Secretary-General is saddened by the death of four peacekeepers serving in the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA), who were killed by a landmine detonation during a patrol in Mabok, south-east of Abyei Town, on 2 August.

The Secretary-General expresses his deepest condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of those killed, as well to the Government of Ethiopia.  He also expresses his concern for the well-being of the seven other peacekeepers, who were injured in the explosion.

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