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AUC chief condemns latest terrorist attack against UN peacekeepers in Mali

ANI | Updated: Jun 04, 2022 22:36 IST


Addis Ababa [Mali], June 4 (ANI/Xinhua): Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Moussa Faki Mahamat, on Saturday condemned the latest terrorist attack against United Nations peacekeepers serving in Mali.

"The AU condemns in the strongest terms yet another appalling terrorist attack against UN peacekeepers serving in Mali," Mahamat said in a Twitter post.
"My sincere condolences to the families of the two Egyptian peacekeepers who paid the ultimate sacrifice. My prayers for a full recovery to their comrades."

The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday condemned the killing of two Egyptian members of the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, a UN spokesman said.

Two other peacekeepers were injured when their armoured personnel carrier hit an improvised explosive device outside the town of Douentza, in the Mopti region of central Mali, said Stephane Dujarric, the chief spokesman for Guterres.

Since May 22, there have been six attacks on UN mission convoys, the spokesman said. A terrorist assault on a convoy near the town of Kidal, in the northern part of Mali, killed a Jordanian peacekeeper and injured three colleagues on Wednesday. (ANI/Xinhua)

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