China condemns fatal South Sudan UN facility attack

Updated: 2016-07-11 10:49

By Qin Jize(

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China on Monday strongly condemned an attack on a UN facility in South Sudan in which a Chinese peacekeeper was killed and six others were injured.

According to a statement issued by the Ministry of National Defense, the facility was hit by a shell on Sunday evening, killing one Chinese peacekeeper and injuring six, three critically.

"The Chinese military are deeply shocked and extend their deepest condolences to the victims and express heartfelt sympathy to the wounded and the families of the victims," the statement said.

It said the military has initiated emergency response and follow-up measures to ensure security.