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Seven peacekeepers killed, 17 injured in Sudan's Darfur region

By - | July 13th 2013

Seven international peacekeepers were killed and 17 wounded when they came under heavy fire from unknown assailants in Sudan's strife-torn Darfur region on Saturday, the peacekeeping force UNAMID said.

The "extended firefight" happened near Khor Abeche in South Darfur, UNAMID said in a statement, without disclosing the nationalities. Two of the 17 wounded were female.

- Reuters

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