Unidentifiedgunmen have killed five African Union peacekeepers in the Darfur region ofwestern
Aspokesman said four soldiers were killed in the shooting and the fifth died ofhis wounds on Monday morning.
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"Fourwere killed and one seriously injured while the attackers lost threecombatants," Nureddin Mezni said.
"Thisis the biggest number of (AU) casualties in one day since the African Union missionstarted operating," he said.
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According to Mezni, Sunday's attack brought to 15 thenumber of AU troops killed in
Another soldier has been missing for months.
He gave no indication as to who might have been behindthe shooting.
A helicopter carrying AMIS' deputy commander wasattacked Saturday as it was on its way from Zalengei in western
Sunday's attack on the peacekeepers comes amidincreasing ethnic unrest in
The AU has 7,000 troops in
Only one of three negotiating rebel groups signed apeace deal with the
The agreement has made little impact, with splintergroups involved in the renewed violence.
According to the UN, at least 200,000 people have diedand more than two million have fled their homes since the conflict began in February2003.
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