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Secretary-General Condemns Killing of Peacekeeper in Sudan, Urges
All Parties to Stop Hostilities, Resume Ceasefire Negotiations
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest terms the shelling of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) logistics base in Kadugli, Sudan. One Ethiopian peacekeeper was killed and two more were injured as a result of the shelling.
The Secretary-General expresses his condolences to the family of the fallen peacekeeper and to the Government of Ethiopia.
The Secretary-General urges the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North to immediately suspend hostilities and resume ceasefire negotiations to end the conflict in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile States.
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