Four U.N. Peacekeepers Killed By One Of Their Own In Darfur Shooting

The Associated Press reports:

A peacekeeper serving with the joint U.N.-African Union force in Darfur opened fire at fellow peacekeepers killing four and injuring one, the United Nations said Friday.

Kieran Dwyer, spokesman for the U.N. peacekeeping force, said the peacekeeping mission in Darfur, known as UNAMID, is investigating the shooting.

He said there were no further details of the so-called “blue-on-blue” incident which took place Thursday at a peacekeeping site in Mukjar in West Darfur.

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