Security Council condemns deadly attack on UN operations in Côte d’Ivoire

Monday, June 11, 2012
New York: The Security Council has strongly condemned the attack by armed elements on a United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) patrol in the south-west of Côte d’Ivoire on 8 June, in which seven peacekeepers were killed.

The members of the Security Council expressed their condolences to the families of the peacekeepers killed in the attack, as well as to the Government of Niger.  They called on the Government of Côte d’Ivoire to work with all relevant parties to identify and bring the perpetrators to justice.

In a statement issued to the press, the members expressed their deep concern at the prevailing insecurity in western Côte d'Ivoire and the border area, and continued cross-border movements of armed elements, including militias and mercenaries.

The Security Council has reiterated full support for UNOCI and the Special Representative of the Secretary General in Côte d'Ivoire.
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