Guterres announces internal investigation into killing of UN staff in Libya

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) — UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced his intention to conduct an “internal investigation” to uncover the circumstances of the attack in the Libyan city of Benghazi, which left two people dead and wounded among the UN staff.

On 10 August, a car bomb attack in Benghazi killed two UN staff members and injured three others.

“We are not aware of any allegations of responsibility for the car bomb,” he said in a statement issued by his spokesman, Stephane Dujarric.

“We will try to ascertain the facts behind the incident, including through an internal investigation.”

The statement stressed that “lasting peace and stability in Libya, including an end to the worsening humanitarian crisis, will be achieved only through a political solution, which requires the parties to engage in dialogue without delay.”

“The United Nations continues to be ready to facilitate this dialogue,” the statement said, without giving details.

While no one claimed responsibility for the incident, Libyan sources told Anatolia, at the time: “The convoy of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya, it was intended to blow up.”

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