AU condemns killing of UN personnel in South Sudan

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Addis Ababa፣  April 11, 2013 (WIC) - The Chairperson of the African Union Commission Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma condemned the killing of five peacekeepers of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and seven civilians working for the Mission in an ambush by unidentified assailants in Jonglei State of South Sudan on 9 April 2013.

According to a statement from AU on Wednesday, the Chairperson expressed AU’s heartfelt condolences to the families of the peacekeepers, their respective countries, UNMISS and the United Nations Secretariat.

The Chairperson reiterated AU’s deep appreciation of the outstanding work being done by UNMISS and encouraged the Mission to persevere in its efforts, despite the very challenging environment in which it is operating, according to the statement.

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 April 2013 06:05