New York [US], January 16 (ANI): A United Nations peacekeeper was killed and one other suffered accidents in an assault within the Central Africa Republic (CAR), mentioned United Nations secretary-general’s spokesman Stephane Dujarric.
In a press release, Dujarric mentioned United Nations Secretary-Common Antonio Guterres condemned the assault in opposition to the convoy of the United Nations Multidimensional Built-in Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) on Friday close to Tessalit in Kidal area.
Guterres emphasised that assaults in opposition to United Nations peacekeepers could represent a struggle crime.
“The Secretary-Common strongly condemns the assault in opposition to a convoy of the United Nations Multidimensional Built-in Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) that came about on 15 January 2021 close to Tessalit in Kidal area, which resulted within the demise of an Egyptian peacekeeper and critical accidents to a different,” the assertion learn.
“The Secretary-Common expresses his deepest condolences to the bereaved household, in addition to to the folks and Authorities of Egypt. He needs a speedy and full restoration to the injured peacekeeper,” the assertion added.
The brand new assault comes days after three United Nations peacekeepers have been killed and 6 wounded in central Mali after a convoy struck an explosive machine and got here beneath fireplace.
The spokesperson mentioned the United Nations will spare no efforts in supporting the Malian authorities in figuring out and promptly bringing to justice the perpetrators of this heinous assault.
“The Secretary-Common emphasizes that assaults in opposition to United Nations peacekeepers could represent a struggle crime. The United Nations will spare no efforts in supporting the Malian authorities in figuring out and promptly bringing to justice the perpetrators of this heinous assault,” it learn.
“The Secretary-Common reaffirms the solidarity of the United Nations with the folks and Authorities of Mali,” it added.
Since December 19, a coalition of insurgent teams, which occupied two-thirds of the CAR, has been reportedly finishing up offensive to disrupt the presidential and legislative elections that came about on December 27, Xinhua reported.
Based on UN Information, regardless of makes an attempt by insurgent teams to hinder presidential and legislative elections, almost 2 million Central Africans forged their votes. (ANI)
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