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Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Darfur

By United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson of the
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NEW YORK, October 17, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The Secretary-General strongly condemns today's attack on the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) resulting in the killing of two Ethiopian peacekeepers near Korma, North Darfur, while they were guarding a water borehole in the area. A third peacekeeper, who was wounded, later succumbed to his injuries.

The Secretary-General underscores that attacks on UN peacekeepers are unacceptable and constitute a serious violation of international law.

The Secretary-General conveys his sincere condolences to the families of the fallen peacekeepers and to the Government of Ethiopia.