New York

26 June 2015

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Attack on AMISOM base

The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest terms the attack by Al Shabaab today against an AMISOM base in the town of Leego, Somalia. The Secretary-General pays tribute to the Burundian peacekeepers who lost their lives helping to bring lasting peace to Somalia.  He conveys his deepest condolences to the Government and people of Burundi.

The Secretary-General reaffirms the commitment and resolve of the United Nations to continue to work with the African Union and AMISOM to support the people and Government of Somalia on the path to peace.