SUDAN WATCH: UNAMID soldier attacked in Kutum, North Darfur

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

UNAMID soldier attacked in Kutum, North Darfur

From Sudan Radio Service, 14 October 2009:
UNAMID Soldier Injured in Kutum Attack
(UNAMID) - A UNAMID soldier was shot in the arm by unidentified gunmen on Monday in Kutum, North Darfur state.

The attackers escaped before the UNAMID Quick Reaction Force arrived on the scene.

The Sudan Armed Forces dispatched 50 soldiers to the area when they were informed about the incident.

The peacekeeper was evacuated to a UNAMID hospital in Kutum and later to El Fasher.

UNAMID condemned the attack, saying that any attack on Peacekeepers constitutes a war crime. It reiterated its determination to put an end to any act of violence which targeted its personnel or facilities.

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