New York

12 October 2013

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Darfur

The Secretary-General was deeply saddened to hear of the death of a Zambian military observer of the African Union – United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) in an attack by unidentified armed assailants in El Fasher, North Darfur yesterday.

The Secretary-General expresses his deepest sympathies to the families of the fallen peacekeeper, the Government of Zambia and to all UNAMID personnel.

The Secretary-General condemns this deadly attack on the military observer and expects that the Government of Sudan will take swift action to bring the perpetrators to justice.