UN Security Council condemns attack on peacekeepers in Mali

(VOVWORLD) -The Security Council on Saturday condemned Friday's attack against a camp of UN peacekeepers in Aguelhok, Kidal region of Mali that left four peacekeepers from Chad dead and 19 others injured.

In a press statement, the members of the Security Council expressed their deepest condolences and sympathy to the families of the victims, as well as to Chad and to the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali (MINUSMA). The council members called on the transitional government of Mali to swiftly investigate this attack and bring the perpetrators to justice. They underlined that attacks targeting peacekeepers may constitute war crimes under international law. They stressed that involvement in planning, directing, sponsoring or conducting attacks against MINUSMA peacekeepers constitutes a basis for sanctions designations pursuant to Security Council resolutions.