17 October 2012

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

Secretary-General Condemns Latest Attack on Peacekeepers in North Darfur,

Urges Full Investigation by Sudanese Government


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

The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest possible terms the latest attack on peacekeepers in Darfur, which occurred on 17 October when an unidentified armed group attacked an African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) patrol composed of military, police and civilian personnel on the way to Hashaba, North Darfur.  One South African peacekeeper was killed and three were wounded.

The Secretary-General urges the Government of the Sudan to conduct a full investigation and to ensure the perpetrators are brought to justice.

The Secretary-General expresses his condolences to the Government of the Republic of South Africa, UNAMID and to the family of the fallen peacekeeper.

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