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Senegal peacekeeper shot in Sudan's Darfur dies
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Jan 2, 2009 - 3:12:37 AM

Senegal peacekeeper shot in Sudan's Darfur dies
Associated Press
2009-01-01 04:47 AM
A Senegalese peacekeeper has died after succumbing to wounds suffered in an attack last week in Sudan's war-wracked Darfur region.

Unidentified gunmen ambushed a peacekeeping convoy Friday night carrying the navy captain in El-Fasher, opening fire and carjacking a vehicle, Senegal military spokesman Col. Ousmane Sar said Wednesday.

The captain was shot in the thigh and transferred to a medical facility in Sudan's capital, Khartoum, but he died Monday of his wounds, he said.

The joint U.N. and African Union mission in Darfur said Monday that one of its peacekeepers had died but did not disclose his nationality.

Hundreds of Senegalese soldiers are deployed in the 26,000-strong peacekeeping force in Darfur. At least seven of them have been killed.

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