SUDAN WATCH: Darfur's SLA rebel faction opens fire on AU troops and foreign journalists in Fakyale, Darfur - Gunmen attack UNHCR office in W Darfur, wound guard

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Darfur's SLA rebel faction opens fire on AU troops and foreign journalists in Fakyale, Darfur - Gunmen attack UNHCR office in W Darfur, wound guard

Four armed men attacked a UN field office in Darfur, shooting one guard in the leg, UNHCR said Tuesday, AP/ST reported June 13, 2006:
The men, who were wearing military uniforms, attacked the office in Habila in the far west of Darfur late Monday, said a spokeswoman for the UNHCR. Habila is about 95 km south of the West Darfur capital of al-Geneina. UNHCR has seven staff in Habila, and around 75 in West Darfur.

The attackers forced their way in, shot the guard, stole communications equipment, asked one of the staff for money and then left, Pagonis said. She had few other details.
SLA soldier prevent AU

Photo: AU soldiers and foreign journalists run for cover from a SLA faction that opened fire on them during an AU patrol near the SLA controled Fakyale village in central Darfur, south of the town of Al-Fasher, June 10, 2006. The AU patrol was prevented from entering the village and was forced to change course, with no casualties. (AP)

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