Security Council and UN chief condemn terrorist attacks in Niger

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The Security Council has strongly condemned the two suicide bombings which took place in Arlit and Agadez in Niger on Thursday.

According to reports, at least 20 people were killed and more than a dozen others injured in the attacks which targeted a military camp in the city of Agadez and a uranium mine in Arlit.

UN Deputy Spokesperson Eduardo Del Buey has more.

"In a press statement issued this morning the members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks that occurred in Agadez and Arlit, Niger. The members of the Security Council underlined the need to bring the perpetrators of these acts to justice, and urged all States to cooperate actively with the Nigerien authorities in this regard. The Secretary-General strongly condemned the two suicide bombings which took place in Niger in a statement we issued yesterday."

The Secretary-General reiterated the support of the United Nations to the efforts of the Government of Niger and other countries in the Sahel region to combat the scourge of terrorism and transnational crime.

He stressed the need for the international community to continue to strengthen its cooperation to address these serious threats to the stability of the sub-region and beyond.

Donn Bobb, United Nations.

Duration: 1'06"

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