‘Deeply Disturbed’ by Attack on Darfur Convoy, Secretary-General Strongly Condemns Killing of African Union-United Nations Peacekeeper

24 November 2013
SG/SM/15493-AFR/2753-PKO/384

‘Deeply Disturbed’ by Attack on Darfur Convoy, Secretary-General Strongly Condemns Killing of African Union-United Nations Peacekeeper

24 November 2013
Secretary-General
SG/SM/15493 AFR/2753 PKO/384
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

‘Deeply Disturbed’ by Attack on Darfur Convoy, Secretary-General Strongly Condemns

Killing of African Union-United Nations Peacekeeper

 

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

The Secretary-General was deeply disturbed to learn of another attack today by unidentified armed assailants on a convoy of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) near Kabkabiya, North Darfur, in which one Rwandan peacekeeper was killed.

The Secretary-General expresses his sincere condolences to the family of the fallen peacekeeper and to the Government of the Republic of Rwanda.

The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest terms this attack on UNAMID and expects the Government of Sudan to take swift action to bring the perpetrators of this and previous attacks on UNAMID to justice.

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