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UN Security Council condemns attack on peacekeepers in Mali

The UN Security Council this week condemned an attack on a UN convoy in Mali on September 24, killing three Bangladeshi UN peacekeepers.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Council said its members "condemned in the strongest terms the attack" and added that "attacks targeting peacekeepers may constitute war crimes under international law". 

Calling on Mali's government to "swiftly investigate this attack and bring the perpetrators to justice", the Council sressed that "involvement in planning, directing, sponsoring or conducting attacks against MINUSMA peacekeepers constitute a basis for sanctions designations pursuant to United Nations Security Council resolutions."