Posted by: APO | 8 January 2008

Darfur: Attack on UNAMID convoy by Sudanese Armed Forces

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General


Darfur: Attack on UNAMID convoy by Sudanese Armed Forces



At 10:00 pm local time on Monday, 7 January 2008, a clearly marked

UNAMID supplies convoy was attacked by elements of the Sudanese Armed

Forces while on its way from Um Baru to Tine in West Darfur. The convoy

was carrying rations for UNAMID personnel in West Darfur. A civilian

Sudanese driver suffered seven gunshot wounds during the incident.


The Secretary-General condemns this attack in the strongest

possible terms and stresses that, for the joint African Union– United

Nations peacekeeping operation to be able to perform its mandated

functions, the Government of Sudan has to provide unequivocal guarantees

that there will be no recurrence of such activities by its forces. In

this connection, the United Nations is lodging a protest with the

Government of Sudan. This incident underscores the importance of the

Government reaffirming its commitment to the deployment of UNAMID and

the implementation of Security Council resolution 1769.


New York, 8 January 2008


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