Seven peacekeepers killed in Sudan

Last Updated: Sat, Jul 13, 2013 18:20 hrs

Khartoum, July 13 (IANS) Seven peacekeepers of the UN-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) were killed and 17 others injured Saturday in an attack by an unidentified group on their patrol in Sudan's South Darfur state, a UNAMID source said.

"An unidentified group ambushed the UNAMID patrol at Khur Abbashy area in South Darfur State. The attack resulted in the killing of seven soldiers and injuring of 17 others," the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

The two sides exchanged fire for about an hour, the source said, adding that UNAMID is currently making a preliminary evaluation for the situation to determine the reasons and motives behind the incident.

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