Just Earth News | @Just Earth News | 11 Oct 2017
In a press statement on Tuesday, the 15-member Council strongly condemned the attack, carried out by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), in which 18 peacekeepers were also injured.
“The members condemned in the strongest terms all attacks and provocations against the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo [known by its French acronym, MONUSCO] by armed groups,” added the statement.
They also urged all armed groups in the country to lay down their weapons and underscored that attacks against peacekeepers may constitute war crimes under international law.
Further in the statement, Security Council members also expressed their deepest condolences and sympathy to the families of the peacekeepers killed, as well as to the Government of Tanzania – where the peacekeepers were from – and wished the injured peacekeepers a speedy recovery.
The members also reiterated their full support for MONUSCO and expressed their deep appreciation to MONUSCO’s troop- and police-contributing countries.
- Afghanistan: Suicide attack in Kabul election centre kills 57
- Ashraf Ghani, US condemn Kabul suicide attack
- Afghanistan: Suicide attack kills 31 people in Kabul
- Afghanistan: Clash with Taliban leaves six Afghan Local Police killed
- Do not send refugees back to the violence they fled from, UN agency urges Cameroon