AU strongly condemns attack on UNAMID personnel in Sudan's Darfur

10:26, April 08, 2011      

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Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU) Jean Ping on Thursday strongly condemned the unprovoked and deliberate attack on an African Union/United Nations Hybrid operation in Darfur (UNAMID) convoy between Fata Borno and Katum, in Sector North, on the afternoon of April 5, which caused the death of one female Sierra Leonean police officer and seriously wounded two others.

In a statement, the chairperson extended his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and colleagues of the deceased, and wished quick recovery to the wounded officers.

The chairperson appealed to all UNAMID peacekeepers not to be discouraged by this incident, but rather to continue to press ahead and fulfill the mission's mandate, despite the difficult and dangerous environment in which they operate, the statement said.

He appealed to the government of Sudan to spare no efforts to ensure that the perpetrators of this despicable act are identified and brought to justice.

Source: Xinhua
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