UN Security Council condemns attacks on UNAMID

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The members of the Security Council have condemned in the strongest terms the attack by unidentified armed assailants on an African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) military observer in El Fasher, North Darfur.

The Council cited the attack on 11 October, in which a Zambian military observer was killed, and another attack by unidentified armed assailants on a UNAMID convoy near El Geneina, West Darfur, on 13 October, in which three Senegalese peacekeepers were killed and one wounded.

The members of the Security Council called on the Government of Sudan to swiftly investigate the incidents and bring the perpetrators to justice.

They reiterated their full support for UNAMID and called on all parties in Darfur to cooperate fully with the mission.

The members of the Security Council expressed their condolences to the families of the military observer and peacekeepers killed in the attacks, as well as to the Governments of Zambia and the Republic of Senegal, and also to UNAMID.

Donn Bobb, United Nations.

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