UN condemns deadly attack on bus carrying Tunisian presidential guards

New York  – UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon and the UN Security Council, on Wednesday condemned Tuesday’s attack on a bus carrying Tunisian Presidential Guards, which resulted in many deaths and injuries.

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In a statement issued in New York, Ban pledged that the UN would continue to stand with the people of Tunisia as they confront the scourge of terrorism, consolidate and strengthen their democracy.

The UN chief also offered his condolences to the families of the victims as well as the people and government of Tunisia.

France, US, Egypt, Algeria also condemned the attack which claimed the lives of 13 people.

In a separate statement, the UN Security Council also condemned the attack and expressed its condolence to the families of the victims and the government of Tunisia.

It stressed the need to bring the perpetrators, organisers, financiers and sponsors of the reprehensible act to justice.

It urged all UN member states in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Council resolutions to cooperate with the Tunisian authorities in this regard.

The council said that no terrorist attack could reverse the path of Tunisia towards democracy and the efforts of its government to develop the country and fix the economy

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The Council reaffirmed the need to combat by all means and in accordance with UN Charter, threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts. (PANA/NAN)

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