Security Council Press Statement on Attack against UNAMID Peacekeepers in

Darfur

1 June 2017

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms
the attack on African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur
(UNAMID) peacekeepers by an unidentified group in a carjacking incident
in Nyala, South Darfur State on 31 May 2017. One Nigerian peacekeeper
was killed in the attack.

The members of the Security Council expressed their deep sympathy and
condolences to the family of the victim, as well as to the people and
Government of Nigeria and to UNAMID.

The members of the Security Council called on the Government of Sudan
to swiftly conduct a full investigation into the attack and bring the
perpetrators to justice. They underlined that attacks targeting
peacekeepers may constitute war crimes under international law.

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

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