UN condemns terrorist attack that killed three Chadian soldiers in Mali

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A displaced Malian woman prepares dinner for her family in the capital, Bamako. Photo: UNHCR/H. Caux

The United Nations on Friday condemned the terrorist attack which killed three Chadian soldiers serving with the African-led International Support Mission in Mali (AFISMA).

Several other members of the Chadian contingent were injured in the suicide bombing  which reportedly took place in the northern city of Kidal.

The United Nations reaffirmed its determination to support AFISMA which is helping to restore peace in Mali as it grapples with armed insurgents in the north.

Eduardo Del Buey is UN Deputy Spokesperson in New York.

"The Office of the United Nations in Mali (UNOM) said today that it is deeply saddened by the tragic death of three Chadian soldiers killed in a suicide bombing in Kidal, in the north of the country, this morning. The UN Mission condemns the attack which also injured several members of the same contingent serving under the African-led International Support Mission in Mali (AFISMA). It said that this attack shall not undermine the United Nations' determination to support AFISMA in its efforts to restore peace and territorial integrity in Mali." (28")

AFISMA, which was authorized by the Security Council in December 2012, has been deployed by countries of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

Dianne Penn, United Nations.

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