Saturday, July 13, 2013

7 UN peacekeepers killed, 17 wounded in Sudan's Darfur region

CAIRO (Reuters) - Seven peacekeepers were killed and 17 wounded when they came under heavy fire from gunmen in Sudan's strife-torn Darfur region on Saturday, the peacekeeping force said, the worst toll from a single incident since their deployment in 2008. [...]

Two of the 17 wounded soldiers and police officers were female, UNAMID said. It did not give nationalities, but a U.N. source said most casualties were probably Tanzanians.

Ramadan death toll is now at 188.