7 UN Peacekeepers Killed in Attack

    In this photo released by the United Nations African Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), UNAMID Force Commander, Lieutenant General Patrick Nyamvumba from Rwanda inspects one of the UNAMID vehicles that suffered an ambush Tuesday night that killed four peacekeepers, in El Geneina, Sudan, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012. United Nations spokesman Martin Nesirky says the secretary-general "is appalled and deeply saddened" at an attack that killed four Nigerian peacekeepers and wounded eight in Sudan's restive West Darfur region. (AP Photo/Albert Gonz·lez Farran, UNAMID)

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    What sort of monsters murders peacekeepers? An ambush on a United Nations patrol in South Darfur today left seven peacekeepers dead along with 17 military and police personnel. In the deadliest attack the international effort has experienced since it arrived in the region in 2008, the team came under heavy fire from an unidentified group armed with machine guns and possibly rocket-propelled grenades, according to a spokesman for the UN. A representative for the mission has condemned the heinous attack and warned those guilty for the ambush that, "the perpetrators should be on notice that they will be pursued for this crime and gross violation of international humanitarian law." 

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