3 peacekeepers killed in Darfur

2010-06-21 18:12

Khartoum - Armed men killed three Rwandan peacekeepers in Sudan's Darfur region on Monday, in the latest of a wave of assaults on the force, the joint UN-AU mission said.

"Three peacekeepers with the mission were killed and one seriously wounded today in a sustained fire fight with unknown attackers," an official from the force told Reuters, declining to give a name.

The official said the peacekeepers were attacked at around 08:30 as they guarded engineers building a new base for the Unamid force near the settlement of Niertiti, in the mountainous Eastern Jabel Mara area of West Darfur state - the site of rebel clashes earlier this year.

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