UN condemns gun attack on peacekeepers in Sudan

Four United Nations peacekeepers from Zambia have been shot at and wounded by unidentified gunmen, in the disputed Abyei region of Sudan.

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The United Nations mission in Sudan, UNMIS, has strongly condemned the attack, and is investigating.

The shooting happened on the day that north and southern Sudan had agreed to start withdrawing unauthorized forces from the Abyei region.

Farhan Haq is a UN spokesman.

“This afternoon, four Zambian soldiers from the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) were shot at and wounded while on patrol near Gali, near Abyei, in southern Sudan. The four had to be evacuated for immediate medical treatment. The identity of their attackers has not been determined so far. There will be an emergency Joint Military Committee meeting to deal with this matter.”

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