February 13th local time, United Nations Secretary-General Guterres severely condemned the terrorist attack on peacekeepers in Mali, a West African country on the 10th.
Guterres stressed through a spokesman statement that the attack on United Nations peacekeepers wearing blue helmets “may constitute a war crime” and called on the Malian authorities to spare no effort to immediately prosecute the perpetrators of the attack.
The Secretary-General of the United Nations expressed his deep condolences to the families of the victims and the people and government of Togo, and hoped that the injured would recover at an early date.
Olivier Salgado, spokesman for the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), said on the 10th of this month that a temporary military camp of peacekeeping forces in central Mali was attacked that day, injuring more than 20 peacekeepers.
This is the third attack on MINUSMA peacekeepers this year. On January 13 and 15 this year, there have been two attacks against peacekeeping forces, resulting in the death of four and one peacekeeper, respectively.