Posted by: africanpressorganization | 18 October 2012

Secretary-General’s statement on attack on a UNAMID patrol in North Darfur


 

 

Secretary-General’s statement on attack on a UNAMID patrol in North Darfur

 

NEW YORK, October 18, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest possible terms the latest attack on peacekeepers in Darfur, which occurred on 17 October when an unidentified armed group attacked an African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) patrol comprised of military, police and civilian personnel on the way to Hashaba, North Darfur.

One South African peacekeeper was killed and three were wounded.

The Secretary-General urges the Government of the Sudan to conduct a full investigation and to ensure the perpetrators are brought to justice.

The Secretary-General expresses his condolences to the Government of the Republic of South Africa, UNAMID and to the family of the fallen peacekeeper.

 

SOURCE 

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


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