SUDAN WATCH: UNAMID: 4 Darfur peacekeepers in El-Geneina wounded in ambush

Monday, March 09, 2009

UNAMID: 4 Darfur peacekeepers in El-Geneina wounded in ambush

Spokesman: 4 Darfur peacekeepers wounded in ambush
From Associated Press March 9, 2009 KHARTOUM, Sudan:
The peacekeeping mission in Sudan's Darfur region says four of its soldiers have been wounded in an ambush.

A spokesman for the joint United Nations-African Union force says the peacekeepers were returning to base in el-Geneina in western Darfur when they were attacked by gunmen Monday.

The spokesman, Noureddine Menzi, says one peacekeeper is in serious condition and all four are being evacuated to the force's headquarters in northern Darfur.

The violence is the first against the peacekeeping force since the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant last week citing Sudan's president on charges of war crimes in Darfur.

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