Condemning Killing of Peacekeepers, Secretary-General Says Attack Will Not Deter Determination of United Nations to Restore Peace in Mali

23 October 2013
SG/SM/15416-AFR/2727-PKO/378

Condemning Killing of Peacekeepers, Secretary-General Says Attack Will Not Deter Determination of United Nations to Restore Peace in Mali

23 October 2013
Secretary-General
SG/SM/15416 AFR/2727 PKO/378
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

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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