JEDDAH, 8th November, 2016 (WAM) — The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, OIC, has strongly condemned the two separate attacks on 6th November 2016, one targeting a Malian military camp in the Timbuktu region and another the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission, MINUSMA, peacekeepers around Douentza area, in which three persons including a Togolese peacekeeper were killed and several others injured.

The OIC General Secretariat denounced the assaults as war crimes carried out by the enemies of Mali against the soldiers of peace who continue to operate under difficult circumstances to support the Malian parties in the implementation of the Algiers Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation in Mali. It also conveyed its sincere condolences to MINUSMA, the Governments of Mali and Togo as well as the families of the victims.

The General Secretariat again reiterated the firm commitment of the OIC to continue to contribute to the peace building process including the development of the northern regions of Mali.