UN Security Council condemns attacks on peacekeepers in Republic of Congo

Azerbaijan Materials 15 May 2012 09:58 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, May 15 / Trend, E.Tariverdiyeva /

The members of the UN Security Council (UNSC) condemned in the strongest terms the attacks on United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) peacekeepers in Bunyakiri, South Kivu on May 14, which resulted in serious injuries to at least 11 Pakistani soldiers, UNSC President Agshin Mehdiyev (Azerbaijan) said in his statement on the organization's official website.

The members of the Security Council expressed their sympathy to those wounded in the attacks, as well as to the Government of Pakistan. They also reiterated their serious concern about the deteriorating security and humanitarian situation in the Kivus and the impact on the Congolese population. They encouraged the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to ensure that the perpetrators of the attacks are brought to justice swiftly.