Seven peacekeepers killed in Sudan's Darfur region




 
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Seven peacekeepers killed in Sudan's Darfur region
 
July 13th, 2013  
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Seven peacekeepers killed 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 its deployment in 2008. Law and order has collapsed in much of Darfur, where mainly African tribes took up arms in 2003 against the Arab-led government in Khartoum, which they accuse of discriminating against them. Violence has surged since January as government forces, rebels and Arab tribes, armed by Khartoum early in the conflict, fight over resources and land. ...

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