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Sun Dec 21 14:04:56 SAST 2014

Darfur peacekeeper shoots dead four colleagues: UNAMID

Sapa-AFP | 22 December, 2012 15:26
UNAMID peacekeepers from South Africa escort a humanitarian operation to Kassab camp for Internally Displaced Persons (IDP), in Kutum, North Darfur on August 9, 2012. File photo
Image by: HANDOUT / REUTERS

A peacekeeper with the international mission in Sudan's troubled Darfur region has shot dead four comrades, the mission spokeswoman said on Friday.

"I confirm that four of the UNAMID peacekeepers were killed and one of them was injured due to gunshots fired by one of the peacekeepers," Aicha Elbasri of the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur told AFP.

The incident took place on Thursday at a UNAMID base in Mukjar, West Darfur.

"The mission is currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident," Elbasri said.

She did not know the nationalities of the peacekeepers involved.

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