UN peacekeeper killed in Sudan

Last updated 11:34 15/06/2013
Soldiers from Zambia serving with the international peacekeeping operation patrol on the ground in the region of Abyei, central Sudan
Reuters

UN OPERATION: Soldiers from Zambia serving with the international peacekeeping operation patrol on the ground in the region of Abyei, central Sudan.

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One UN peacekeeper was killed and two others were injured Friday in the shelling of the logistics headquarters of the UN mission in Abyei, a region disputed between Sudan and South Sudan.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the UN Security Council condemned the attack on the headquarters in Kadugli, Sudan.  

They said the injured and wounded soldiers were from Ethiopia and sent condolences to their families and the Ethiopian government. The Security Council voted unanimously on May 29 to send 1,100 additional peacekeepers to Abyei, raising the force strength to over 5,300 troops, and demanded that Sudan begin withdrawing its soldiers from the region.

Ban urged the Sudanese government and the SPLM-North, a rebel group backed by South Sudan fighting government forces in Sudan's South Kordofan and Blue Nile states, ''to immediately cease hostilities and resume cease-fire negotiations.''

The Security Council called on the Sudanese government to quickly investigate the incident and bring the perpetrators to justice.  

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