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Saturday
Jul132013

Attack Kills Seven UN Peacekeepers in Darfur

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NYALA, Sudan) -- There has not  yet been a claim of responsibility in what is described as the deadliest attack on United Nations peacekeepers in Darfur. Seven peacekeepers were killed and another 17 U.N. workers were wounded in the attack.

According to BBC News, the attack occurred near a Undamid base at Manawashi, when the peacekeepers were about 16 miles from a second Unamid base at Khar Abeche. Unamid is a joint African Union and United Nations mission.

Officials did not release the names or nationalities of the victims.

The attack was the single deadliest on the international force in Sudan.

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