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UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 27 (Xinhua) -- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday condemned the killing of a peacekeeper from Pakistan deployed with the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

The blue helmet was killed on Saturday in an ambush by members of an armed group near Lulimba, 96 km southwest of Baraka in South Kivu Province. At least another peacekeeper was wounded in the attack.

The secretary-general extended his heartfelt condolences to the family of the deceased and to the people and government of Pakistan. He wished a speedy recovery to the injured and called on those responsible for this attack to be brought to justice, said Stephane Dujarric, Guterres' spokesman, in a statement released in Addis Ababa.

Guterres reiterated his call on armed groups in the DRC to lay down their arms and seek to resolve their grievances peacefully. He reaffirmed the readiness of the UN mission in the DRC and the United Nations system to continue working with the authorities of the DRC to help address the security challenges facing the country.