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SECRETARY-GENERAL CONDEMNS MALI CAR BOMBING THAT KILLED 4 PEACEKEEPERS, VOWING ATTACK WILL NOT DIMINISH RESOLVE OF UNITED NATIONS

By United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson of the

NEW YORK, June 12, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest terms today's car bomb attack on a United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali camp in Aguelhok, Mali, which killed four United Nations peacekeepers from Chad and injured six other UN peacekeepers. A number of soldiers from the Malian Armed Forces were also reportedly wounded in the attack.

The Secretary-General extends his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and the Governments and people of Chad and Mali. He wishes a speedy and full recovery to the injured.

This attack will not diminish the resolve of the United Nations to support the Malian people in their efforts to achieve peace and stability for all of Mali. The Secretary-General calls on all parties not to be deterred by spoilers who, through their criminal acts, seek to prevent the establishment of a sustainable peace in Mali.