Three peacekeepers in Sudan killed by gunmen
Sunday, December 6, 2009
The spokesman, Kemal Saiki, commented that the ambush occurred close to a government checkpoint in the town of Saraf Umra, near Darfur. The peacekeeping troops returned fire at the gunmen, wounding one, but they evaded capture. The identities of the assailants was not immediately known.
With this incident, twenty peacekeepers have been killed in the Darfur region since January 2008, when the African Union and the UN dispatched armed forces to the region. Violence, however, has become less frequent in the past few months.
- "Gunmen kill 3 peacekeepers in Darfur ambush" — , December 5, 2009
- "Third Rwandan peacekeeper dies after Darfur ambush" — , December 5, 2009