Posted by: africanpressorganization | 22 June 2010

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General on deadly attack on UNAMID peacekeepers in West Darfur

 


 

 

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General on deadly attack on UNAMID peacekeepers in West Darfur

 

 

NEW YORK, June 22, 2010/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General on deadly attack on UNAMID peacekeepers in West Darfur

On 21 June, unidentified armed assailants attacked an African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) security detail in Nertiti near Zalingei, Western Darfur.  Three UNAMID military personnel were killed and another wounded in the resulting exchange of fire. All UNAMID casualties were from Rwanda.

This incident follows a deadly attack on UNAMID peacekeepers on 7 May, in which two UNAMID peacekeepers were killed.  Since the establishment of UNAMID in January 2008, 27 peacekeepers have been killed in hostile actions in Darfur.  


The Secretary-General deplores these attacks on peacekeepers in Darfur and calls on the Government of Sudan to continue to make every effort to apprehend the perpetrators and bring them to justice immediately.  

The Secretary-General expresses his condolences to the families of the peacekeepers who lost their lives and to the Government of Rwanda and reiterates his appreciation for their service and commitment to the search for peace in Darfur.


SOURCE 

United Nations – Office of the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General


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