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UN: 1 Darfur peacekeeper dies

UN: 1 Darfur peacekeeper dies

The joint U.N. and African Union mission in Darfur says one of its peacekeepers died of wounds sustained during a carjacking that turned bloody in the wartorn western region.
A statement by the peacekeepers says the military officer died Monday in a hospital in Khartoum. The officer was not identified by name or nationality.
The mission says he was shot by three armed assailants in al-Fasher, the capital of North Darfur. The attackers drove off in the vehicle they carjacked.
Carjacking is rampant in Darfur but rarely turns violent. U.N. have blamed Darfur rebels for them.
The peacekeeping force has been in Darfur for a year. At least a dozen peacekeepers have been killed in different attacks.


Updated : 2021-06-19 06:24 GMT+08:00