ethiopiantimes

July 3, 2011

Gunmen kill Ethiopian peacekeeper in Sudan’s Darfur

Filed under: Ethiopia,Sudan — ethiopiantimes @ 8:46 am
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KHARTOUM, July 2 (Reuters) – Unknown gunmen shot dead an Ethiopian peacekeeper and injured one of his comrades in Sudan’s Darfur region on Thursday, his joint U.N/African Union mission said on Saturday.

Attackers opened fire on a U.N. minivan carrying the men from the airport outside El Geneina, capital of West Darfur state, to the town, the UNAMID peacekeeping mission said in a statement.

The man died from his injuries after the ambush, UNAMID said.

Violence flared in the remote western territory in 2003 after mostly non-Arab rebels took up arms against Khartoum, accusing it of marginalising the region. (Reporting by Andrew Heavens)

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