UNSC condemns Indian peacekeepers’ killing

New York, April 10 (IANS) Members of the UN Security Council have condemned in the strongest terms the killing of five Indian peacekeepers on South Sudan and asked that the perpetrators be brought to justice.

The members condemned the April 9 attack by unidentified armed persons on a UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) convoy in Jonglei, South Sudan, in which five Indian peacekeepers and at least seven civilians were killed, said a press statement.

The members of the Security Council expressed their condolences to the families of the peacekeepers and the UNMISS staff killed in the attack, as well as to the government of India.

They called on the government of South Sudan to swiftly investigate the incident and bring the perpetrators to justice.

The members of the Security Council reiterated their full support for UNMISS and the troop contributing countries and called on all parties in South Sudan to cooperate with the mission.

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