"The secretary-general emphasizes that attacks against United Nations peacekeepers may constitute a war crime. He calls on the Malian authorities to spare no effort in promptly holding to account the perpetrators of this heinous attack. The secretary-general reaffirms the United Nations' solidarity with the people and Government of Mali," the official said in a statement.
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The organization said that the attack was carried out by "unidentified armed elements" in Kerena, Douentza region. Also, the victims are Togolese peacekeepers that "have been carrying out numerous security operations in recent months."
"The secretary-general expresses his deep condolences to the family of the victim and the people and Government of Togo. He wishes a full recovery to those injured," the statement remarks.