SA soldier killed in Darfur ambush

2015-09-27 18:00

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Durban - A South African National Defence Force (SANDF) soldier was killed and another was badly wounded when their unit was ambushed in Sudan's Darfur region on Sunday.

SANDF spokesperson Brigadier General Xolani Mabanga confirmed the incident. 

The troops are in the region as part UN-African Union peacekeeping mission.

“At this stage we are not in a position to release the personal details of the soldier in question, I can only confirm that one of our troops has been killed when they were ambushed,” he said.

“Another soldier was wounded badly and is currently receiving medical care in Darfur,” he said, unable to be drawn on when the wounded troop would be evacuated. 

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