UN condemns killing of African Union officer in Darfur
The United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) today spoke out against the weekend killing of an African Union (AU) soldier serving with the AU peacekeeping force in Darfur (AMIS) – the latest in a series of attacks prompting calls for all sides to improve the security situation in the strife-torn region.
UNMIS “strongly condemns the killing of an AMIS Officer on 14 April 2007 near the AMIS camp in El Fasher by unknown armed men,” the mission said in a statement released in Khartoum.
The mission said it is “deeply concerned about the repeated attacks against AMIS personnel that resulted in 10 deaths since the beginning of the year as well as several carjackings,” and called on all parties to immediately halt these acts.
The sides were also called on “to respect fully the agreements they have signed to improve the security situation in Darfur.”
UNMIS urged all parties to identify and hold responsible the perpetrators of the attacks.