June 23 2010
Three peacekeepers with the African Union-United Nations mission in Darfur (UNAMID) were killed in an ambush on Monday in West Darfur, reports the U.N. News Service.
More than 20 assailants opened fire on the Rwandan soldiers as they provided security to civilian engineers working near the village of Nertiti, according to the U.N.
An hour-long firefight ensued in which three of the ambushers were killed. The remainder fled after stealing a vehicle, U.N. officials said.
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