12 October 2013

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

Secretary-General Condemns Deadly Attack on UNAMID Military Observer

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

The Secretary-General was deeply saddened to hear of the death of a Zambian military observer of the African Union–United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) in an attack by unidentified armed assailants in El Fasher, North Darfur, yesterday.

The Secretary-General expresses his deepest sympathies to the family of the fallen peacekeeper, the Government of Zambia and to all UNAMID personnel.

The Secretary-General condemns this deadly attack on the military observer and expects that the Government of Sudan will take swift action to bring the perpetrators to justice.

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