Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General

18 October 2012 | Uncategorized

New York – 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.