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Death of UNMIS Deputy Force Commander, while in Pakistan
22 October 2009 / 02:50

[Dateline: New York, 22 October 2009]

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Sudan - Death of UNMIS Deputy Force Commander, while in Pakistan

The Secretary-General was saddened to learn of the death of Brigadier General Ahmed Moinuddin, the Deputy Force Commander of the United Nations Mission in Sudan, during an attack on 22 October in Islamabad where he was on leave.

The Secretary-General sends his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family, to colleagues of Brigadier General Moinuddin in the United Nations Mission in Sudan, and to the Government of Pakistan. He commends the contribution of the Government of Pakistan to peacekeeping efforts in Sudan and elsewhere, and hopes that the perpetrators of the attack will soon be brought to justice.