DR Congo: Security Council condemns attack against UN peacekeeping mission

Special intervention brigade forces from Tanzania, part of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo - MONUSCO, on duty in Sake, North Kivu (July 2013). Photo: MONUSCO/Sylvain Liechti

21 September 2017 – The Security Council has strongly condemned the attack this past Sunday in Mamundioma, in North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), that killed a United Nations peacekeeper from Tanzania and injured another.

In a press statement issued today, the 15-member body called on the Congolese Government to swiftly investigate all attacks against the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO), and bring the perpetrators to justice.

The Council underlined that attacks targeting peacekeepers may constitute war crimes under international law.

It also expressed its deepest condolences and sympathy to the family of the peacekeeper that was killed, as well as to the Government of Tanzania and MONUSCO, and wished the injured a speedy recovery.

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