Seven UNAMID peacekeepers killed, 17 others injured in DarfurListen /
Seven Tanzanian peacekeepers from UNAMID have been killed in an ambush by unidentified assailants in Darfur, Sudan, according to a statement attributable to the Spokesperson of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon.
The Secretary-General was outraged when he learned of the deadly attack, which occurred on Saturday morning, the 13th of July.
The statement said unidentified armed assailants ambushed a convoy composed of troops and police of UNAMID, the African Union – United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur, in Khor Abeche, South Darfur.
In addition to the seven fatalities, 17 others are injured, among them, four UNAMID police officers, including two female officers, and 13 troops.
The Secretary-General expresses his deepest sympathies to the families of the fallen peacekeepers, the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania and to all UNAMID personnel.
The Secretary-General condemns this heinous attack on UNAMID, the third in three weeks, and expects that the Government of Sudan will take swift action to bring the perpetrators to justice.
Gerry Adams, United Nations