Peacekeepers in Darfur ambushed, two attackers killed

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Indonesian peacekeepers provide security in North Darfur. UN Photo/Albert González Farran

Peacekeepers from the joint United Nations and African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) came under two separate attacks on Tuesday while on patrol.

The first attack by unidentified armed men took place in the Burumburum area in South Darfur.

The peacekeepers were unharmed however two attackers were killed in the firefight.

Stéphane Dujarric is the UN Spokesperson.

"The Mission reports this is the second attack on UNAMID in this area in as many months. The Mission’s Acting Joint Special Representative Abiodun Oluremi Bashua commended the peacekeepers for their robust response to the attackers and called on the Government of Sudan to speedily investigate the incident and bring the perpetrators to justice.”

Another UNAMID patrol was attacked at a water point by a group of unidentified assailants in Habilla, in West Darfur.

The peacekeepers did not sustain any injuries but the attackers seized a water tanker and a vehicle.

Jocelyne Sambira, United Nations.

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