UN condemns attack on its Officials in Mali

A logistic convoy of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) suffered a terrorist attack which killed three Chadian peacekeepers and left two injured on 26 October, 2017.

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Speaking with anger and sadness after the horrific attack, Secretary-General António Guterres condemned the men and reason behind such callous moves.

Seven other peacekeepers have been killed there so far this year.

In an official statement which was presented by a UN spokesperson, Mr. Guterres sympathized with the families and loved ones of the victims. He also wished the wounded officials a quick recovery.

“The Secretary-General reiterates that attacks targeting United Nations peacekeepers may constitute war crimes under international law and calls for the perpetrators of this attack to be swiftly brought to justice,” the statement stressed.

Mr. Guterres sent his sincere condolences to the Government of Chad, urging it and the signatory armed groups to accelerate the implementation of the Malian peace agreement.

The Secretary-General notably reassured in the statement that such deadly attacks will not pose an obstacle to the United Nations’ determination to support the Malian people in their quest for peace..

According to the statement, the convoy was travelling from Tessalit to Aguelhok in Mali’s northern Kidal region.

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