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UN Security Council condemns attack on peacekeepers in Darfur

08-15-2012 08:25 BJT

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- The UN Security Council on Tuesday strongly condemned the attack on peacekeepers in South Darfur, Sudan, on Aug. 12, during which, one peacekeeper from Bangladesh was killed and another injured.

In a statement, the Security Council members expressed their condolences to the family of the peacekeeper killed, as well as to the government of Bangladesh, calling on the government of Sudan to swiftly investigate the incident and bring the perpetrators to justice.

They reiterated their full support for African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID), the peacekeeper, and called on all parties in Darfur to co-operate with the mission, it said.

On Aug. 12, unidentified armed men surrounded and opened fire at the staff of UNAMID community police center in Nyala, South Darfur, killing one peacekeeper and injuring another. The armed men reportedly fled after the police unit returned fire, according to a news release of UNAMID aid.



Editor:James |Source: Xinhua

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