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news - Darfur Peacekeepers to Increase Patrols After Spate of Attacks

september 17th, 2009

"The joint United Nations and African Union peacekeeping mission in Sudan’s Darfur region said it will increase patrols, after a spate of attacks on humanitarian workers.

In the latest incident, gunmen carjacked two trucks carrying food from the UN World Food Program and briefly detained their drivers in south Darfur, the mission, known as UNAMID, said in an e-mailed statement late yesterday. The stolen items were not recovered, it said.

'In spite of the relative calm in the mission area, banditry and other attacks against UNAMID staff may increase,' the statement said. 'UNAMID will therefore intensify its patrols.'"

MORE: "Darfur Peacekeepers to Increase Patrols After Spate of Attacks" (Bloomberg)

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