“Two peacekeepers were killed Friday when a military convoy from UNAMID’s Egyptian contingent, with three vehicles and 20 personnel, was ambushed near Katila village, 85 kilometres south of Eddal Fursan, South Darfur, by a group of unidentified armed men who indiscriminately opened fire, without warning, on the peacekeepers.
The attackers fled when the convoy returned fire. The attack left two peacekeepers killed in action and three seriously wounded.
The injured soldiers were air-lifted to UNAMID’s hospital in Nyala, South Darfur, and are reported to be in stable condition.
The AU-UN Joint Special Representative (JSR) Ibrahim Gambari expressed outrage at this cowardly attack against UNAMID’s peacekeepers, in Darfur to help restore peace and stability.”