Home | News    Sunday 8 January 2006

Chad gunmen kill AU peacekeeper - Sudan

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

Jan 7, 2005 (CAIRO) - A Sudanese military official said on Saturday armed Chadians killed an African Union (AU) peacekeeper and wounded at least 10 others in an attack in the Darfur region near the Sudan-Chad border.

JPEG - 8.6 kb
Africa Union armoured vehicles deploy in Sudan’s Darfur region town of el-Fasher November 18, 2005. (Reuters)

But a spokesman from one of the two main rebel groups fighting in Darfur said the attack, which came a day after Chad said Sudanese militiamen killed nine civilians in a cross-border raid, had been carried out by the Sudanese army.

"There was an attack on the African Union near the border with Chad in which one soldier died ... The forces who carried out the attack are from Chad and are the responsibility of the Chadian authorities," the Sudanese official told Reuters.

Chad’s government denied any involvement in the assault.

"There are no Chadian patrols in Darfur at the moment. This is disinformation," Chad’s Communication Minister Hourmadji Moussa Doumgor told Reuters.

Officials from the African Union, which has more than 6,000 peacekeepers in Darfur, were not immediately available for a comment.

It was not clear whether the armed men were from the Chadian army or were government-linked tribesmen, the Sudanese military official added.

"The attackers took one of the AU cars ... the wounded were moved to a hospital in the area," said the official, who did not want to give his name.

Mahjoub Hussein, a spokesman for a wing of the rebel Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) which has troops in the area, blamed Khartoum for the attack.

"It was the Sudan government’s army that attacked the African Union people," he said.

Relations between Chad and Sudan have taken a dive after N’Djamena accused Khartoum of supporting Chadian army rebels who last month launched a failed attack on a border town with Sudan.

Rebels in Darfur launched a revolt against Khartoum in early 2003 complaining of neglect and marginalisation. Chad says the Sudanese government is using conflict to destabilise other states in the region.

(Reuters)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.



Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Differences between Sudan government, SRF and FFC are the main issues of concern 2019-11-09 11:17:17 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman As the proverb goes, the difference of opinion does not spoil amity and does not spoil the friendliness issue. On the other hand, mere differences of point of view and (...)

Can women make the world more peaceful? 2019-11-06 11:31:03 By Paulino Akoon Yel Dut A genuine comprehensive analysis shows that involving women in peacebuilding increases the probability that violence will end in an easy manner. Hence we should thank (...)

Comments on "Déjà Vu: Preventing Another Collapse in South Sudan" 2019-11-06 05:30:03 By Steve Paterno As the dateline for the formation of the transitional government of national unity is looming, in accordance to the peace accord, it draws a lot of discussions and commentaries (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


S. Korea supports UN communities building resilience project in Sudan’s Blue Nile 2019-09-09 09:26:41 UNDP Sudan September 5, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - An agreement was signed on 5th of September between the Korean Ambassador, His Excellency. Lee Ki-Seong and Dr. Selva Ramachandran, Resident (...)

Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders back calls for civil rule 2019-04-26 10:22:06 Press statement by 55 Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders on Sudan Sit-in and Peaceful Protest Khartoum -24/04/2019 We, the undersigned (55) Sudanese lawyers and human rights defenders, (...)

South Sudan’s Lafon youth condemn killings of civilians by Pari community 2019-04-03 21:54:29 Press Statement on the Fighting between Pari/ Pacidi and Lotuko/Lokiri on 24/3/2019 Release by The Lafon County Youth Union: We, the Lafon County Youth Union hereby condemn the atrocities and (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2019 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.