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Sudan: Two UN-African Union peacekeepers wounded in attack in Darfur

Publisher UN News Service
Publication Date 25 February 2012
Cite as UN News Service, Sudan: Two UN-African Union peacekeepers wounded in attack in Darfur, 25 February 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4f4cb6532.html [accessed 19 April 2014]
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Two peacekeepers serving in the joint African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID)were wounded when unidentified gunmen opened fire on a bus in which they were travelling near the town of El Dein in the western Sudanese region, the mission reported today.

The two police officers, who are members of the UNAMID's formed police unit, sustained gunshot wounds in the incident that happened yesterday about one kilometre from the mission's base camp in East Darfur state.

They are currently receiving medical treatment in UNAMID's hospital in the city of Nyala, South Darfur.

Five UNAMID personnel have been injured in hostile incidents in Darfur since the beginning of this year.

Fighting between Sudanese Government troops and their allied militias and rebels has caused mass displacement of people in Darfur since 2003.

Deployed at the beginning of 2008, UNAMID is tasked with protecting civilians, promoting an inclusive peace process and helping ensure the safe delivery of humanitarian assistance across Darfur, an arid region on Sudan's western flank.

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