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Two Egyptian peacekeepers killed in Darfur


Two Egyptian peacekeepers have been killed by gunmen in Sudan's Darfur region, the joint United Nations-African Union mission (Unamid) says.

It says three other Egyptian soldiers were injured in an ambush near Edd al-Fursan, South Darfur. They were later airlifted to a Unamid hospital.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.

More than 20 peacekeepers have been killed since Unamid was deployed in Darfur in 2008.

A civil war has pushed about three million people into refugee camps in Darfur and the region is prone to lawlessness and banditry.

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