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Condemning Killing of Peacekeepers, Secretary-General Says Attack Will Not Deter
Determination of United Nations to Restore Peace in Mali
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
The Secretary-General condemns today’s suicide attack by unknown assailants on a checkpoint of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in Tessalit. A number of Chadian peacekeepers have been killed and injured. It appears there has also been a number of civilian casualties.
The Secretary-General offers his condolences to the families of the fallen peacekeepers and wishes a swift recovery to those wounded.
This attack will not deter the determination of the United Nations to support the restoration of security, stability and sustainable peace in Mali.
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