UN / MALI ATTACKS

07-Oct-2019 00:01:26
“Secretary-General strongly condemned the attacks against the United Nations Peacekeeping mission in Mali,” said the UN Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric in New York today, following two separate attacks on UN peacekeepers, leaving one dead and four injured. UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / MALI ATTACKS
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SOURCE: UNIFEED
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DATELINE: 7 OCTOBER 2019, NEW YORK CITY
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1. Exterior shot, UN Headquarters

7 OCTOBER 2019, NEW YORK CITY

2. Various shots, spokesperson arriving in press room
3. Med shot, reporters
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General:
“Secretary-General strongly condemned the attacks against the United Nations Peacekeeping mission in Mali. In the Kidal region, a Mission convoy was hit by an improvised explosive device. One peacekeeper from Chad was killed, three others were seriously wounded. In a separate incident in the Mopti, a temporary peacekeeping base was attacked by unidentified assailants. One peacekeeper from Togo was also seriously wounded. The Secretary-General expressed his deep condolences to the family of the deceased peacekeeper, as well as the Government and people of Chad, and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured.”
5. Med shot, reporters
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General:
“The Secretary-General also called on Malian authorities, as well as the signatory armed groups to the peace agreement, to spare no effort in identifying the perpetrators of these attacks so that they can swiftly be brought to justice. He recalls that attacks targeting UN peacekeepers may constitute war crimes under international law, and he reaffirmed the United Nations commitment to support the Government and people of Mali in their pursuit of peace and stability.”
7. Various shots, press conference
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“Secretary-General strongly condemned attacks against the United Nations Peacekeeping mission in Mali,” said the UN Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric in New York today, following two separate attacks on UN peacekeepers in the country, leaving one dead and four injured.

According to Dujarric, in the Kidal region in the north of Mali, a UN convoy was hit by an improvised explosive device on Sunday (6 Oct). One peacekeeper from Chad was killed and three others were seriously wounded. Earlier the same day, in a separate incident in the Mopti in the center of the country, a temporary peacekeeping base was attacked by unidentified assailants. One peacekeeper from Togo was also seriously wounded.

“The Secretary-General expressed his deep condolences to the family of the deceased peacekeeper, as well as the Government and people of Chad, and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured,” said the Spokesperson.

Dujarric also said “the Secretary-General also called on Malian authorities, as well as the signatory armed groups to the peace agreement, to spare no effort in identifying the perpetrators of these attacks so that they can swiftly be brought to justice. He recalls that attacks targeting UN peacekeepers may constitute war crimes under international law, and he reaffirmed the United Nations commitment to support the Government and people of Mali in their pursuit of peace and stability.”

The Malian Government and two coalitions of armed groups in the north signed the peace deal in efforts to end conflict that had erupted in 2012. 
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