Press Release: UN strongly condemns attack on Bentiu compound (28.04.2016)

South Sudan 28.04.2016

JUBA, South Sudan, April 28, 2016The United Nations strongly condemns an attack that took place on 25 April against the compound of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in Bentiu, where a rocket propelled grenade landed inside the perimeter of the compound and partly damaged one of the containers located in the humanitarian hub.

Initial investigations indicate that the projectile, along with earlier small arms fire, was directly targeted at the UNMISS compound. The location of the UNMISS compound is well known and there were no known armed forces in the vicinity of the base at the time of the attack.

The United Nations takes this opportunity to remind all South Sudanese actors of the sanctity of UN staff, equipment and installations, including the Protection of Civilians sites and their residents.