UN: Ban strongly condemns attack on peacekeepers in Darfur

New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned Sunday's attack against peacekeepers of the UN/AU Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), in which one South African peacekeeper died and four others were wounded.

The attack took place near Mellit, North Darfur, while the peacekeepers were escorting a UNAMID
logistics convoy.

In a UN statement on Monday, Ban appealed to the Sudanese authorities to investigate the
incident and to bring the perpetrators to justice.

He also called on the parties to the conflict in Darfur to respect the integrity of the peacekeeping
force, and reminded them that they may be held accountable for any attacks on or threats
against UNAMID.

The secretary-general extended his condolences to the South African Government and people,
and to the family of the deceased peacekeeper, and also wished the wounded a speedy recovery.
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28 september 2015 12:41:42

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