|Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York|
Security Council Press Statement on 5 August Attack on Peacekeepers in Darfur
The following Security Council statement was issued today by Council President Hardeep Singh Puri ( India):
The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the attack on UNAMID (African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur) peacekeepers in Darfur on 5 August, which resulted in the death of a Sierra Leonean soldier and left another seriously wounded.
The members of the Security Council expressed their condolences to the family of the peacekeeper killed in the attack, as well as to the Government of Sierra Leone. They noted that UNAMID is working with the Sudanese police to find the perpetrators, encouraged the Government of Sudan to ensure that they are swiftly brought to justice and stressed that there must be an end to impunity for those that attack peacekeepers.
The members of the Security Council reiterated their full support for UNAMID and called on all parties in Darfur to cooperate fully with the mission.
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