Tuesday, November 14, 2006

More Darfur violence kills 30

Khartoum - At least 30 civilians have been killed and 40 injured after an attack by unknown armed militias on Sirba village in Sudan's embattled Darfur region, says an African Union official.

The attack on Saturday was the latest in a recent series of widely condemned raids by armed militias who were believed to be members of Darfur's notorious government-backed janjaweed.

The AU official said: "The assailants were said to be on camels and horses, and the village was razed." The AU said it was conducting an investigation into the attack.

On Monday, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan announced that the UN would propose a "hybrid" peacekeeping force for Darfur to Sudanese officials at talks on the conflict to be held in Ethiopia later this week. Read more >>>

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