Security Council calls for probe into killing of UN peacekeepers in South Sudan

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The Security Council has called on the government of South Sudan to swiftly investigate the killing of five Indian peacekeepers serving with the United Nations Mission in the country (UNMISS).

In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Council strongly condemned the attack by unidentified assailants on an UNMISS convoy in Jonglei State in which at least seven civilians were also killed.

Ambassador Eugene Richard Gasana of Rwanda is the President of the Security Council for the month of April.

"The members of the Security Council expressed their condolences to the families of the peacekeepers and the UNMISS staff killed in the attack, as well as to the Government of India. They called on the Government of South Sudan to swiftly investigate the incident and bring the perpetrators to justice." (22")

The members of the Security Council reiterated their full support for UNMISS and the troop contributing countries.

They called on all parties in South Sudan to cooperate with the mission.

Derrick Mbatha, United Nations.

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