Posted by: africanpressorganization | 7 August 2008

Sudan / UN-AU / Civilian vehicles ambushed


 

Sudan / UN-AU /
Civilian vehicles ambushed

 

EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, August 7, 2008/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On Sudan, the UN-AU Mission in Darfur, known as UNAMID, reports that seven Sudanese civilian vehicles that had been travelling from Nyala to El Fasher on Monday were ambushed by unknown men on camels, suspected to be Janjaweed.  The Mission today confirms that 6 people were killed and 28 wounded in that attack.  UNAMID helicopters evacuated eight of the wounded to a private hospital in El Fasher, with the bulk of the remaining casualties being evacuated to Nyala.

 

UNAMID also reports that the rotation of the Gambian company took place yesterday, when more than 170 Gambian soldiers arrived in El Fasher.  The new Gambian company has already taken over security duties at UNAMID compounds.

 

Meanwhile, the remaining personnel from the Egyptian engineering company are expected to arrive in El Fasher on 12 August.

 

 

SOURCE : Mission of UN in Sudan


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