South Darfur: UNAMID vehicle carjacked - UNAMID Military Observer shot at
March 11, 2009 PANA report Nairobi - excerpt:
UN team's force commanders said the force has been under attacks since Monday, when several troopers were attacked, leaving four killed, a statement made available to PANA said.
"A UNAMID escort patrol returning to its base in El Geneina, West Darfur, was attacked by unknown armed men, who fired at their vehicle with small arms. Four peacekeepers were wounded during the attack, one of them seriously," UNAMID said.
UNAMID said the injured personnel were evacuated by helicopter for medical treatment to the Mission’s level II hospital in El Fasher, North Darfur, where their conditions were listed as stable and non-life threatening.
On Monday, in El Fasher, a UNAMID vehicle was carjacked by three unknown armed men.
No injuries were incurred and the incident was reported to the Government of Sudan (GoS) Police.
On Tuesday, a UNAMID Military Observer on his way to the team site in El Daein, approximately 160 kms southeast of Nyala, South Darfur, was shot at by two unknown armed men. No injuries were reported. The incident has been reported to the GoS Police, the UN force said.
The force said that it had stepped up its patrols in the region of Darfur. During the past 24 hours, UNAMID Force conducted 31 confidence building patrols, seven escort patrols and nine night patrols covering 41 villages/IDP camps. Similarly, UNAMID Police conducted a total of 96 patrols in and around the villages and IDP Camps.