9 April 2013
Security Council

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

Security Council Press Statement on UNMISS Ambush


The following Security Council press statement was read out today by Council President Eugène-Richard Gasana (Rwanda):

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the 9 April attack by unidentified armed persons on a United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) convoy in Jonglei, South Sudan, in which five Indian peacekeepers and at least seven civilians were killed.

The members of the Security Council expressed their condolences to the families of the peacekeepers and the UNMISS staff killed in the attack, as well as to the Government of India.  They called on the Government of South Sudan to swiftly investigate the incident and bring the perpetrators to justice.

The members of the Security Council reiterated their full support for UNMISS and the troop-contributing countries, and called on all parties in South Sudan to cooperate with the Mission.

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