23 October 2013
Security Council

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

Security Council Press Statement on Attacks on MINUSMA


The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Agshin Mehdiyev ( Azerbaijan):

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the attacks by unidentified armed assailants on the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in Tessalit, Mali, on 23 October, in which Chadian peacekeepers were killed, others were severely injured and innocent civilians were killed.

The members of the Security Council expressed their condolences to the families of the peacekeepers killed in the attacks, as well as to the Governments of Mali and Chad, and to MINUSMA.

The members of the Security Council reiterated their full support for MINUSMA and French forces who support it.  The members of the Security Council stressed that those responsible for this attack shall be held accountable, and called on the Government of Mali to swiftly investigate the attack and bring the perpetrators to justice.

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