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UNAMID condemns Sudan attack that killed 4

Oct. 3, 2012 at 1:00 PM

EL FASHAR, Sudan, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Four United Nations peacekeepers were killed, and eight injured, by unknown assailants in the Darfur region of Sudan, U.N. officials said Wednesday.

The victims were part of a Nigerian military patrol serving with the UN-African Union Mission in Darfur and returned fire after being fired on from several directions, a UNAMID news release said, noting that 40 peacekeepers have been killed in Sudan since the mission began deploying troops in 2008.

"The mission condemns in the strongest terms this criminal attack on our peacekeepers, who are here in the service of Darfur's people. I call on the government of Sudan to bring the perpetrators to justice," said UNAMID's force commander Lt. Gen. Patrick Nyamvumba in a statement.

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