UN-AU PEACEKEEPER KILLEDIN CARJACKING IN SUDAN’S DAFUR REGION
A peacekeeper of the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) was killed on Wednesday by an unidentified group in Sudan's Nyala, the capital of South Darfur State, the mission announced Thursday.
"On May 31, a military peacekeeper from the African Union-United Nations hybrid operation in Darfur was killed by an unidentified group in a carjacking incident in Nyala, South Darfur State," UNAMID said in a statement.
The mission strongly condemned the attack, describing it as "a violation of international law" and urging the Sudanese government to swiftly apprehend the perpetrators and bring them to justice.
UNAMID was deployed in Darfur in 2008, with about 24,000 personnel, to keep peace in the region of western Sudan which has been suffering from a civil war since 2003.
Since its deployment, peacekeepers in the mission have experienced several attacks by unidentified groups, with more than 53 of them killed.
Source: NAM News Network