5 Dec 2009

UN peacekeepers killed in Darfur

11:14 am on 5 December 2009

Two Rwandan peacekeepers have been killed and three seriously wounded in Sudan's Darfur region.

A spokesperson for the United Nations-African Union joint peacekeeping force says gunmen fired on 20 peacekeepers escorting a water tanker near houses and a market.

The BBC reports the attack brings to 19 the number of peacekeeping personnel who have died in Darfur in the past two years.