SECRETARY-GENERAL CONDEMNS IN STRONGEST TERMS ATTACK ON DARFUR MISSION POLICE

10 April 2008
SG/SM/11508-AFR/1679

SECRETARY-GENERAL CONDEMNS IN STRONGEST TERMS ATTACK ON DARFUR MISSION POLICE

10 April 2008
Secretary-General
SG/SM/11508 AFR/1679
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Secretary-General condemns in strongest terms attack on Darfur mission police

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

The Secretary-General is very troubled by the 9 April attack on United Nations–African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) police personnel outside of the Zam Zam camp for internally displaced persons near El Fasher.  One UNAMID police officer was injured and two United Nations vehicles were hijacked by four unidentified gunmen in the incident.

The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest terms such attacks on UNAMID personnel who have been deployed to Darfur to contribute to peace and stability.  He calls on both the Government of Sudan and the rebel movements to ensure that UNAMID is able to fully implement its mandate.

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