Security Council slams terrorist attacks on UN mission in Mali

Author : Mircea Birca | Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Posted in category Africa, Africa News, Eurasia, Eurasia News
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The United Nations (UN) Security Council on Tuesday “condemned in the strongest terms” the multiple terrorist attacks that occurred Monday against the UN mission in north Mali, which killed two peacekeepers from Chad.

Others were injured during the terrorist attacks on the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in Aguelhok, in the northern part of the West African country, the 15-nation council said in a statement.

“The members of the Security Council called on the government of Mali to swiftly investigate these attacks and bring the perpetrators to justice,” it said.

The Security Council expressed its “deepest condolences and sympathy” to the families of the victims, as well as to the government of Chad and to MINUSMA, the statement said. “They paid tribute to the peacekeepers who risk their lives.”

According to the UN, four different attacks targeting MINUSMA personnel and installations took place in Aguelhok, in northern Mali’s Kidal region, earlier on Monday.

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