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UN Security Council press statement on killing of peacekeeper in Darfur

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NEW YORK, January 24, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Baso Sangqu (South Africa):

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the attack on an African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) patrol in Darfur on 21 January, in which one peacekeeper was killed and three were wounded, one of them seriously.

The members of the Security Council expressed their condolences to the family of the peacekeeper killed in the attack, as well as to the Government of Nigeria. They called on the Government of Sudan to bring the perpetrators to justice and stressed that there must be an end to impunity for those who attack peacekeepers.

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