UN chief condemns fatal attack on peacekeepers in Congo that killed 2 Indians

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New Delhi: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has strongly condemned the fatal attack on peacekeepers serving in the United Nations mission in Congo that killed two Indian police and one Moroccan military personnel and injured an Egyptian police official.

Guterres expressed his deepest condolences to the families of the fallen peacekeepers, who were serving in the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), as well as to the government and the people of India and of Morocco.

He wished a speedy recovery to the injured peacekeeper, a statement issued here Tuesday by his deputy spokesperson Farhan Haq said.

In a tweet, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said he was “deeply grieved” at the loss of lives of “two valiant Indian peacekeepers” of the Border Security Force in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The statement issued by the UN chief’s spokesperson said Guterres “strongly condemns the fatal” July 26 attack on peacekeepers serving in MONUSCO in Butembo, North Kivu province.

“Two Indian police personnel and one Moroccan military personnel were killed and one Egyptian police personnel was injured during a violent demonstration at the Mission’s base,” the statement said.

India’s Border Security Force (BSF) on Tuesday confirmed the death of two of its personnel in the attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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