Seoul, Republic of Korea

13 August 2012

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the attack on UNAMID peacekeepers in a South Darfur IDP Camp

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 center 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.