Security Council Press Statement Following Attack on United Nations Darfur Mission


The following press statement was issued on 7 November by Security Council President José Filipe Moraes Cabral ( Portugal):

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the attack on a UNAMID [African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur] patrol in Darfur on 6 November, in which one peacekeeper was killed and two were injured.

The members of the Security Council expressed their condolences to the family of the peacekeeper killed in the attack, as well as to the Government of Sierra Leone. They called on the Government of Sudan to bring the perpetrators to justice, and stressed that there must be an end to impunity for those who attack peacekeepers.

The members of the Security Council reiterated their full support for UNAMID and called on all parties in Darfur to cooperate with the mission.

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