Security Council calls on Sudan to investigate killing of peacekeeper in Darfur

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Security Council president Gert Rosenthal

The Security Council is calling on the Sudanese authorities to investigate the killing of a peacekeeper serving with the UN-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID).

The South African peacekeeper was killed and three colleagues wounded when unidentified armed men ambushed their convoy in North Darfur on Wednesday morning.

The UNAMID peacekeepers were going to assess reports of violence in a town called Hashaba North when they were attacked.

The Security Council has strongly condemned the attack.

Guatemalan ambassador Gert Rosenthal is the Council president for October.

"The members of the Security Council expressed their condolences to the family of the peacekeeper killed in the attack, as well as to the government of South Africa and to UNAMID. They called on the government of Sudan to swiftly investigate the incident and bring the perpetrators to justice." (25 secs)

Earlier this month, four UNAMID peacekeepers from Nigeria were killed as they were  returning from patrol.

More than 40 peacekeepers have been killed in Darfur since the mission's initial deployment in December 2007.

 

 

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