Security Council condemns killing of peacekeepers in Darfur

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Surrounded by a group of peacekeepers, the Force Commander of UNAMID, inspects one of the UN vehicles involved in an ambush the night before.

The killing of four Nigerian peacekeepers in West Darfur on Tuesday has been strongly condemned by the UN Security Council.

The peacekeepers of the UN-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) were ambushed as they returned from their patrol duties in the evening.

In a statement read by its President for October, Ambassador Gert Rosenthal of Guatemala late on Wednesday, the Security Council reiterated its full support for UNAMID.

"The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the 2 October ambush by unidentified armed men on an African Union-United Nations Mission (UNAMID) patrol in West Darfur in which four Nigerian peacekeepers were killed and eight injured. They called on the government of Sudan to swiftly investigate the incident and bring the perpetrators to justice."

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The members of the Security Council expressed their condolences to the families of the peacekeepers killed in the attack as well as to the government of Nigeria.

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