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Secretary-General Condemns Latest Attack on Peacekeepers in West Darfur, Urges Full Investigation by Sudanese Government

United Nations

Té / 4 October 2012

The Secretary-General is appalled and deeply saddened by the latest attack on peacekeepers in Darfur, which occurred during the evening of 2 October when unidentified armed assailants ambushed an African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) patrol in El Geneina, West Darfur. Four Nigerian peacekeepers were killed and eight were wounded.

The Secretary-General urges the Government of the Sudan to conduct a full investigation and to ensure that the perpetrators are swiftly brought to justice.

The Secretary-General expresses his condolences to the Government of Nigeria and to the families of the fallen peacekeepers and UNAMID.

NEW YORK, October 4, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)

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