Peacekeeper killed in attack on UNAMID patrol

Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - A Durfur peacekeeper was killed after an attack by a group of armed men while on a patrol mission near Kutum, North Darfur, the joint African Union/UN Mission for Darfur (UNAMID) said Tuesday.

The convoy was ambushed while returning from nearby Fata Borno. Peacekeepers swiftly responded and, in an exchange of fire, one of the attackers was killed.

The gunmen then managed to carjack a UNAMID vehicle, abducting three of the mission’s staff members.

Two of the abductees were later released. Both sustained injuries and one is reported to be in serious condition.

The vehicle was later recovered and the third peacekeeper was found to have been killed, the force said in a statement.

The injured have been taken to Kutum for medical treatment. More information will follow as soon it becomes available.  
-0- PANA AO/BOS 5April2011

05 april 2011 20:43:59




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