UN chief condemns attack against convoy of UN mission in Mali
UNITED NATIONS, June 14 (Xinhua) -- United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday strongly condemned Saturday's attack against a convoy of the United Nations Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) travelling between Tessalit and Gao, in which two Egyptian peacekeepers lost their lives.
In a statement, the UN chief expressed his deep condolences to the bereaved families as well as to the government and people of Egypt.
"The secretary-general recalls that attacks targeting UN peacekeepers may constitute war crimes under international law. He calls on the Malian authorities to spare no effort identifying and bringing to justice the perpetrators of this heinous crime," said the statement.
"The secretary-general reaffirms that such cowardly acts will not deter the United Nations from its resolve to continue supporting the people and government of Mali in their pursuit of peace and stability," it said.
According to a press release of the MINUSMA, unidentified armed individuals attacked the UN mission convoy around 7 p.m. local time on Saturday. Enditem