Peacekeepers ambushed in West Darfur, several killed

By: Ahmed Alhaj (Site Admin)


KHARTOUM, Sudan (sudanow.info.sd ) – four peace keepers were gunned down in Darfur region, Tuesday, by unidentified gunmen, the United Nations African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) said in a press release Wednesday.

A press release by the mission said four peacekeepers of the African Union - United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) were killed and eight injured in an ambush by unidentified assailants that took place on the evening of 2 October in El Geneina, capital of West Darfur state.

It said the incident involved a Nigerian military patrol took place approximately two kilometers from the Mission's regional headquarters.

"UNAMID personnel, who were heavily fired upon from several directions, returned fire. UNAMID and local authorities are working at the scene of the incident. "The statement said.

"The Mission condemns in the strongest terms, this criminal attack on our peacekeepers who are here in the service of Darfur's people. I call on the Government of Sudan to bring the perpetrators to justice," UNAMID Force Commander and currently the Mission's officer-in-charge, Lt. General Patrick Nyamvumba, was quoted by the release as saying.



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