Unidentified gunmen attacked a peacekeepers’ position in Sudan’s Darfur region, wounding one soldier, a UN spokesperson said today.
The gunmen fled as troops from the Sudanese army and the UN-African
Union peacekeeping force arrived in support, spokesperson Kemal Saiki said.
The Darfur conflict broke out in 2003 as mostly non-Arab rebels took up arms against the central government demanding more autonomy.
Large-scale fighting has subsided in many areas but rebels plagued by divisions, disgruntled militias and tribal rivalries have contributed to a collapse of law and order.
Pic: AU peacekeepers