UNITED NATIONS– United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, strongly condemned a deadly attack at a church, in the north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), his spokesman said, yesterday.
Citing preliminary reports, Stephane Dujarric, the spokesman, said, at least 12 civilians were killed and 50 others injured, when an explosive device was detonated during Sunday service, at a local church in Kasindi of the North Kivu province.
The United Nations Organisation Stabilisation Mission in the DRC, is providing medical evacuation to the injured, in coordination with Congolese authorities, Dujarric said.
Guterres “expresses his deepest condolences to the bereaved families and the people and government of the DRC, and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured,” said the spokesman.
The secretary-general stressed the need to hold the perpetrators of the attack to account, and noted that the United Nations Mine Action Service, is supporting the Congolese authorities in investigating the incident, he added.
Guterres also reiterated that, the United Nations, through his special representative in the DRC, will continue to support the Congolese government and people, in their efforts to realise peace and stability in the east of the country, the spokesman said
Source: Nam News Network