Statement by SRSG Bernardino Leon regarding shooting incident outside a UN office in Tripoli
24 January 2015 - At 11:30 am on 23 January 2015, unidentified gunmen opened fire from a passing car at members of the Diplomatic Police on guard duty outside the office of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Tripoli, Libya.
One of the policemen was severely wounded and later died in hospital.
The Diplomatic Police are investigating to determine the circumstances and the motives behind this drive by shooting.
UN staff were not involved in the incident.
The United Nations condemns this shooting incident and offers its condolences to the Diplomatic Police. The United Nations calls on the police to thoroughly investigate this incident.