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Three UN-AU peacekeepers killed in Sudan's Darfur

06-22-2010 17:16 BJT

KHARTOUM, June 21 (Xinhua) -- Gunmen killed three Rwandan peacekeepers in the western Sudan region of Darfur on Monday, the UN-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) said.

Ali Hamati, a spokesman for UNAMID, said in a statement sent to Xinhua that "about 20 militants opened fire without warning" at the UNAMID peacekeepers who were working at a base in the Jebel Marra region of West Darfur, resulting in the killing of three of them and seriously wounding of another who had been taken to hospital.

He added that the UNAMID mission responded to the fire and killed three of the attackers before they escaped.

The spokesman did not specify the identity of the victims, but local sources said they belong to a Rwandan unit which is responsible of the area.

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: Xinhua

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