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Seven peacekeepers have been killed in Sudan's Darfur region, the African Union-UN Mission said on Saturday, the worst-ever losses in the five-year history of the operation.
UNAMID released few initial details of the incident, which it said happened near the peacekeepers' base at Manawashi, north of the South Darfur state capital Nyala.
"It was a patrol that was going to Manawashi," said UNAMID's acting spokesman Christopher Cycmanick.
"Seven peacekeepers were killed and 17 were injured."