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The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the suicide attack in Ber,
Mali, on 16 August 2014, in which two Burkinabe peacekeepers of the United Nations
Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) were killed and seven other
peacekeepers were injured.
The members of the Security Council expressed their condolences to the families of the
peacekeepers killed, as well as to the Government and people of Burkina Faso, and to MINUSMA.
The members of the Security Council reiterated their full support to MINUSMA and French forces
that support it. The members of the Security Council called on the Government of Mali to swiftly
investigate this attack and bring the perpetrators to justice and stressed that those responsible for
the attack shall be held accountable.
The members of the Security Council reaffirmed the need to combat by all means, in accordance with
the Charter of the United Nations, threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist
acts, and that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation,
wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed.
The members of the Security Council reminded States that they must ensure that measures taken to
combat terrorism comply with all their obligations under international law, in particular international
human rights, refugee and humanitarian law.
The members of the Security Council reiterated their support to MINUSMA to assist the Malian
authorities and the Malian people in their efforts to bring lasting peace and stability to their country,
as mandated by the Security Council in resolution 2164 (2014).