Secretary-General Deeply Regrets Deadly Darfur Attack, Urges Full Investigation

14 August 2012
SG/SM/14463-AFR/2432

Secretary-General Deeply Regrets Deadly Darfur Attack, Urges Full Investigation

14 August 2012
Secretary-General
SG/SM/14463 AFR/2432
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Secretary-General Deeply Regrets Deadly Darfur Attack, Urges Full Investigation

The following statement was issued on 13 August by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General deeply regrets the latest attack on peacekeepers in Darfur, which occurred during the early morning hours of 12 August, when unidentified armed assailants confronted peacekeepers of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) who were manning the mission’s community policing centre inside the Otash internally displaced persons camp in Nyala, South Darfur.  One police officer from the Bangladeshi Formed Police Unit was killed and another injured.

The Secretary-General expresses his condolences to the families of the fallen and injured peacekeepers and to the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.

The Secretary-General has urged the Government of Sudan and UNAMID to conduct a full investigation into this incident.

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