Security Council slams deadly terrorist attacks in Chadian capital

June 16, 2015 10:37 am 

UNITED NATIONS, June 15 — The UN Security Council on Monday condemned "in the strongest terms" the deadly terrorist attack in Chadian capital of N'Djamena, which killed at least 25 people and injured more than 100.

"The members of the Security Council underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice, and urged all states, in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions, to cooperate actively with the Chadian authorities in this regard," said a press statement released by the council.

Earlier on Monday, attackers on motorcycles blew themselves up outside two police buildings in N'Djamena. This is the first time the Chadian capital has witnessed such attacks, for which the Chadian government blamed Nigeria's militant group Boko Haram.

Noting Chad's determination to continue fighting against Boko Haram, the council also commended the country's "courageous" contribution to the fight against the extremist group as well as the peace and stability in the Sahel region.

Boko Haram gunmen have previously been active around Lake Chad close to the Nigerian border. Since February 2015, Chad has been engaged in the fight against the militant group alongside other regional countries neighboring Nigeria. (PNA/Xinhua)



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