Attacks on UNAMID: Security Council Press Statement
The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Agshin Mehdiyev ( Azerbaijan):
The members of the Security Council 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, on 11 October, in which a Zambian military observer was killed, and the 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 was wounded.
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 of the Republic of Senegal, and to UNAMID. They called on the Government of Sudan swiftly to investigate the incidents and bring the perpetrators to justice.
The members of the Security Council reiterated their full support for UNAMID and called on all parties in Darfur to cooperate fully with the mission.