United Nations, Aug 17 IANS | 2 months ago

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Saturday condemned a suicide attack in northern Mali, which left two UN peacekeepers killed and seven wounded.


Ban is "deeply saddened" by the casualties of the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali (MINUSMA) and condemns this and all such criminal acts against UN personnel, Xinhua quoted Ban's spokesperson as saying in a statement.

A vehicle exploded earlier Saturday next to a patrol base in the village of Ber, which is in Timbuktu region of northern Mali, according to MINUSMA.

"Such attacks will not deter the United Nations from its efforts to support the Malian people in their search for peace in their country," the UN chief said.

On April 25, the UN Security Council approved a 12,600-strong MINUSMA to take over from the African-led mission in Mali July 1. The mission has been attacked from time to time.

The West African country is now in the process of restoring democracy with the help of the UN and regional African bodies.

(Posted on 17-08-2014)

Share This Page:


Post your comments


Information on States of India:

Andaman Nicobar | Andhra Pradesh | Arunachal Pradesh | Assam | Bihar | Chandigarh | Chhattisgarh | Dadar Nagar Haveli | Daman Diu | Delhi | Goa | Gujarat | Haryana | Himachal Pradesh | Jammu Kashmir | Jharkhand | Karnataka | Kerala | Lakshadweep | Madhya Pradesh | Maharashtra | Manipur | Meghalaya | Mizoram | Nagaland | Orissa | Pondicherry | Punjab | Rajasthan | Sikkim | Tamil Nadu | Tripura | Uttar Pradesh | Uttaranchal | West Bengal

INDIA REGIONAL MAPS:

Andhra Pradesh Travel Map | Bihar Travel Map | Goa Travel Map | Gujarat Travel Map | Haryana Travel Map | Himachal Pradesh Map | Karnataka Travel Map | Kerala Travel Map | Maharashtra Travel Map | Punjab Travel Map | Rajasthan Travel Map | Sikkim Travel Map | Tamil Nadu Travel Map | Uttar Pradesh Travel Map | West Bengal Travel Map |

KERALA TRAVEL MAPS:

Alappuzha | Ernakulam | Idukki | Kannur | Kasaragod | Kollam | Kottayam | Kozhikode | Malappuram | Palakkad | Pathanamthitta | Thiruvananthapuram | Thrissur | Wayanad |

TRAVEL MAPS OF INDIA:

Airports of India | Districts of India | India Pilgrim Centers | Tourism Map of India | National Highways in India | India Railway Routes |

INDIA CITY MAPS:

Ahmadabad | Bangalore | Chennai | Coimbatore | Delhi | Hyderabad/Secunderabad | Kochi | Kolkata | Mumbai | Pondicherry | Pune | Surat |