The UN Secretary-General condemns the attack on Sunday against Unamid peacekeepers in the strongest possible terms.
One South African soldier died and four others were wounded when the Unamid convoy they were escorting was attacked near Mellit in North Darfur, the spokesman for the UN Secretary-General on Darfur reported in a statement on Sunday.
The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the South African government and people, and to the family of the fallen peacekeeper. He wishes the wounded a speedy recovery.
He appeals to the Sudanese authorities to investigate the incident and to bring the perpetrators to justice as soon as possible.
He further calls on the parties to the conflict in Darfur to respect the integrity of the peacekeeping force, and reminds them that they may be held accountable for any attacks on or threats against Unamid, the statement reads.