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English  |  العربية 02:39:58, Monday, 24 Nov 2014

Press Release

30 Sep 13 - UNAMID Police Advisor injured in South Darfur ambush, passed away

 

A UNAMID Police Advisor from Sierra Leone who was seriously injured on 13 July when a patrol came under attack in Khor Abeche, South Darfur, died in the hospital on 30 September. 

The incident took place approximately 25 kilometers west of the Mission's Khor Abeche team site and resulted on the killing of seven UNAMID military peacekeepers from Tanzania, in addition of the injury of 17 military and Police personnel.

The Mission and its leadership would like to extend their deepest condolences to the bereaved family and friends of late Police Advisor during this moment of grief. 

The AU-UN Deputy Joint Special Representative for Darfur, Mr. Joseph Mutaboba, reflected: “This is a reminder to all of us of the sacrifices that uniformed peacekeepers make while carrying out their noble duty. In doing so, this peacekeeper paid the ultimate price and we commend his courage and commitment for his effort to make the world a better place, a safer place for us and our children in the future.”

 

Read here the Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the deadly attack on UNAMID peacekeepers in Khor Abeche, South Darfur, on 13 July 2013

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