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SG/SM/16801-AFR/3146-PKO/489
28 May 2015

Secretary-General Condemns Shooting of United Nations Peacekeepers in Mali, Calls on Authorities to Investigate, Bring Perpetrators to Justice

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

The Secretary-General deplores the shooting incident that took place in Bamako, Mali, on 25 May, during which a peacekeeper of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) was killed and another injured.

He expresses his sincere condolences to the family of the victim and the Government of Bangladesh.  He wishes a speedy recovery to the injured peacekeeper.

The Secretary-General calls on the Malian authorities to swiftly and thoroughly investigate the incident and bring the perpetrators to justice.

He reaffirms the willingness of MINUSMA to cooperate closely with Malian authorities in this effort.

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