- Rwandan President, Paul Kagame, has demanded an explanation over the two deadly attacks on Rwandan peacekeepers in Sudan‘s Darfur region.
Local reports said the governor of northern Darfur, Osman Kebir said several men suspected of the first ambush, had been arrested and would be prosecuted. The men had been taken to north Darfur's capital, El Fasher, where they would be presented before a court to receive punishment for their acts.
Members of Darfur‘s joint United Nations/African Union UNAMID mission were killed on Friday when gunmen opened fire on their convoy in the northern Darfur settlement of Saraf Omra.
Mr Kebir has condemned the shooting, saying bandits had started to target UNAMID convoys to steal their vehicles.
The Sudanese government has also condemned the killing of the soldiers who were killed in Darfur on Friday and Saturday.
The Sudanese Foreign Ministry has strongly condemned, in a statement, the unfortunate incident which led to the killing of five UNAMID Rwandan peacekeepers, the report said.
"The incident is a criminal act and terrorist activity which targeted the international peacekeeping force in the region to suggest to the international public opinion that the security conditions in Darfur are still disturbed," the government statement said.
The ministry further stated that the incident was meant to undermine the prevailing security in the region during the past period, affirming that the armed forces and security organs would pursue the perpetrators and bring them to justice.
UNAMID has helped the government in its efforts to strengthen the peace process and improve the overall security situation across Darfur.
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