Gunmen Kill Peacekeeper in Sudan's Darfur Region

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) -- The U.N.-African Union peacekeeping mission says gunmen have killed one peacekeeper in an ambush in
eastern Darfur.

UNAMID says in a statement that three peacekeepers were also wounded in Saturday's attack on a patrol unit.

It says 35 peacekeepers have been killed since the mission's initial deployment on Dec. 31, 2007, to protect civilians and improve security in Darfur.

Fighting between rebels and Sudanese government forces began there in 2003, killing up to 300,000 people and driving 2.7 million from their homes. The government says those figures are exaggerated.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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