South African Peacekeeper Killed in Sudan’s Darfur, UN Says

One South African peacekeeper was killed and four others injured after an exchange of gunfire with unidentified assailants in Sudan’s western Darfur region, the United Nations said.

The attack occurred Sunday near Mellit, North Darfur state, the office of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in an e-mailed statement. Ban urged Sudanese authorities to bring the perpetrators to justice.

About 17,750 uniformed personnel serve with the joint African Union-UN mission in Darfur, according to its website.

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