UN chief deplores terrorist attacks against security forces in Tunisia

Street scene in Tunisia. Photo: World Bank/Dana Smillie

7 March 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the terrorist attacks carried out today on police and army posts in the town of Ben Guerdane in Tunisia.

“He expresses his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims as well as to the people and Government of Tunisia and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured,” his spokesperson said in a statement.

“The Secretary-General reiterates the commitment of the United Nations to stand with the people of Tunisia as they confront the scourge of terrorism and work to preserve the gains of the revolution.”

Media reports say several dozen people were killed in the attacks in Ben Guerdane, which is located near the Libyan border.

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