in Darfur (El Fasher)
Sudan: Unamid Condemns Attack
on Convoy Causing Death of PeacekeeperThe African Union-United Nations Mission
in Darfur (UNAMID) strongly condemns
the attack on a convoy carrying
UNAMID civilian and military personnel
by six to eight armed men in El Geneina
on the evening of Monday 28 September
at around 1845 hours that caused
the death of one peacekeeper.
The incident took place on the road
from UNAMID super camp in El Geneina
and the city.
opened fire without warning on the convoy,
which comprised 3 vehicles, and
stole one of the vehicles.
Three military personnel were injured
and taken to the El Genenia hospital,
and subsequently evacuated by helicopter
to the UNAMID hospital in Nyala,
more than 300 kilometres from El Geneina.
One of the peacekeepers succumbed
to his injuries shortly afterwards.
A total of 5 UNAMID national and
international civilian staff members,
2 non-UNAMID personnel,
13 military troops and 4 military police
were involved in the incident.
The Mission is appealing to the Sudanese
authorities to speedily investigate
this wanton incident to bring
the perpetrators to justice.
UNAMID emphasizes that peacekeepers
are in Darfur to assist in restoring peace
and stability to the region.
Any attack on peacekeepers is
an attack on peace itself.
Targetting UN personnel can
potentially have negative
consequences for the peace process.
Since the inception of UNAMID in
January 2008, fourteen military personnel
and three civilian police have been
killed as a result of hostile attacks.Link here
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