Security Council deplores deadly attack against peacekeepers in Somalia

31 August 2010
AMISOM peacekeepers

The Security Council has strongly condemned the attack against the presidential palace in the Somali capital that has killed four Ugandan peacekeepers serving with the African Union mission in the war-torn Horn of Africa country.

Mortar fire struck the palace in Mogadishu yesterday as Islamist militants continue to wage war against the Transitional Federal Government (TFG), which is backed by the AU force known as AMISOM.

In a statement to the press issued late today, Council members condemned all acts of violence and any incitement to violence against civilians, the AU mission or the TFG, and offered their condolences to the families of those killed.

The 15-member panel also “condemned the recent increased fighting in Somalia, reiterated their full support for the Transitional Federal Government, its efforts to achieve peace, security and reconciliation through the Djibouti Peace Process, and for the work of AMISOM.”

In addition, Council members voiced appreciation to Uganda and Burundi for their commitment of troops to AMISOM.


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